The Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) - A Guide to Data Migration with BAPIs

  • by Arthur Wirthensohn, Senior Consultant, EDS
  • January 15, 2003
SAP's Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) is a free add-on tool that supports migration of external data into an SAP system, using a user-friendly mapping tool with helpful features. You simply search for an appropriate object type (or create your own) from your selected import technology, and then map the source data structure to the target. The LSMW does the rest. This article shows you how to perform easier, faster, and more cost-effective data migrations with the LSMW and the BAPI import technology.

Arthur Wirthensohn

Arthur Wirthensohn is a senior consultant at EDS Switzerland and a member of EDS’s international Technical Leadership Network. He has worked both as a project manager and product manager in the ERP and IT integration business for many years, mainly in the retail, consumer products, manufacturing, and trade industries. Currently, he works as a project manager for SAP integration and consolidation projects.

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