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Procedure documentation Choosing a Transport Strategy  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


Before you transport requests between systems, choose a transport strategy that meets your requirements.

For more information, see Transport Strategy in the CTS.


The transport strategy is set by default to queue-controlled mass transports. If you want to work with single transports or workflow-controlled transports instead, change the configuration as described here.


You have configured transport routes between the systems.



       1.      In the TMS initial screen, choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text. The screen Display Transport Routes appears displaying the existing transport routes in the transport domain.

       2.      Switch to the change mode by choosing Configuration Display <-> Change.

       3.      Position the cursor on the SAP System for which you want to choose a transport strategy.

       4.      Choose Edit System Change. The dialog box Change System Attributes appears.

       5.      Choose the tab System attributes and choose your transport strategy.


Within a system group you must set all systems either to Queue-controlled transports or Workflow-controlled transports.

       6.      Choose Copy.

       7.      Choose Configuration Distribute and activate.


The following settings are made, according to transport strategy:

        Mass transports

By default, the import option Leave transport request in queue for later import is activated.


The import option Leave transport request in queue for later import causes requests that have been imported as single transports to be imported in the correct order in the next import of all requests. This option is useful if you have to make preliminary imports for individual requests. This prevents older objects from being imported at the next regular import of all the requests (overshooter problem).

        Single transports

        By default, the import option Leave transport request in queue for later import is deactivated.


If you supply a system only with single transports, this option is not useful since the requests remain in the queue after the import and have to be manually deleted from the import queue.

        The pushbutton bar in the import queue changes according to the requirements of the single import strategy (for example, it contains a select function).

        In the import queue display, the function Queue Start import is only available if you have selected one or more projects using the filter function. This prevents accidentally importing all the requests in the queue.

        Workflow-Controlled Transports

        Transport proposals are created automatically when requests are exported.

        The import options correspond to those for single transports.

        Imports become linked to the processing of transport proposals in the TMS worklist.

        A warning appears in the import queue if you try and make transports without using the transport workflow.

For more information, see Transport Workflow.

See also:

Transport Control Parameters



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