Guidance and Caveats When Using Shortcuts

  • by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services
  • April 26, 2013
Learn about some of the caveats when using shortcuts in Solution Manager, including what exactly the shortcuts point to in different situations.

It is important to understand the underlying nature of shortcuts. When you create a shortcut, Solution Manager creates an absolute shortcut: The shortcut points to a single project-and-node combination. If you use the solution concept in your Solution Manager, any shortcut that you copy into your solution points back to the originating project.

For example, if you add business processes to a solution from a project that contains shortcuts, it might seem that the shortcuts that you copy into the solution should point to the processes within the solution that were copied into the solution from the same project. However, this is not the case. If you want to use shortcuts in a solution to point to processes within the solution, you must recreate the shortcuts.

D. Russell Sloan

D. Russell Sloan is a specialist in project and program governance for IBM. He focuses on the use of SAP Solution Manager for global rollout projects for IBM’s largest customers, having worked with SAP software since 1996. Russell has degrees in accounting and information systems and has been a team and project leader for SAP projects for more than 14 years. He has been developing and deploying software systems for over 30 years.

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