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Procedure documentationLogging Using Change Documents


Business data objects are changed frequently. We recommend that you log these changes for objects that are critical or susceptible to audits. You may find it helpful, and sometimes necessary, to be able to trace or reconstruct such changes later, for example for investigation or auditing purposes. SAP NetWeaver Application Server (AS) ABAP logs changes to business data objects in change documents.

SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP does not automatically use change documents for business objects. You must activate the process.


To activate and view a change document for an object, do the following:

  1. Create the change document with Change Document Objects (transaction SCDO).

  2. Activate the change document for the object (transaction SE11).

  3. Generate an update for the object with Change Document Objects (transaction SCDO).

  4. Insert the appropriate calls in the corresponding programs.

  5. View change documents for an object with Change Document Objects (transaction SCDO).