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Procedure documentation Starting the Import for Single Requests  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


As well as giving you the option of importing all requests in the import queue, or all requests in a project, TMS also lets you import one or more single requests. The requests are imported in the order in which they are placed in the import queue.

This import method is best used for a few individual requests; it is less suitable for large numbers of requests.


Importing single requests can either be

To find out about the requirements you need to meet, we recommend that you read the following information:


To import your own requests, you need the authorization S_CTS_IMPSGL. This authorization is in the profile S_A.SYSTEM.


Note for the system administrator:

If you want to give members of your development team the authorization to import their own requests into a certain system, then you should create an authorization profile for these users and the system. This profile must then contain the authorization S_CTS_IMPSGL. The profile S_A.SYSTEM usually contains too many authorizations.

To import individual requests from more than one user into a system, you need the authorizations S_CTS_IMPSGL and S_CTS_IMPALL. These authorizations are in the profile S_A.SYSTEM.

Also read the notes on Precautionary Measures in the Target System.


To import single change requests:

  1. Call Transaction STMS.
  2. Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text. The import overview appears.
  3. Position the cursor on the SAP System for which you want to import requests.
  4. Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text. The import queue of the selected SAP System appears.
  5. Position the cursor on the request that you want to import, or select the requests that you want to import (see Filtering and Multiple Selection .
  6. Caution

    You cannot import requests that have the status Request must still be approved (see TMS Quality Assurance). If you still want to import them, for example if the QA system is not available, you must activate the requests.


    Note that you cannot import requests with the import status Request was rejected, Import is running or Request is already imported. For more information, see the long text of the corresponding error message.

  7. Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text. The dialog box Import Transport Request appears.

The box displays the requests you chose, and the import target.

If extended transport control is not activated, you can define the import client here. (For more information, see Handling Target Clients.)

On the tab Date/deadline, you can specify when you want the import to start.

On the tab Execution, you can specify how you want the transport control program tp to start.

On the tab page Options, you can specify options for the import.


The option Leave transport request in queue for later import is activated as a default; this means that individual imports will be handled as preliminary transports.

  1. After you have made your settings, choose Continue. The dialog box Start Import appears.
  2. Check and confirm the information on this dialog box. The box shows you which system and which target client you have chosen for the import.
  1. If you are logged on to system A in the transport domain and start an import into system B in this domain, a logon screen for the target system appears (in this case system B). Your user name is already entered by default. Enter your password.


The target client and the logon language are irrelevant here.


TMS starts or schedules the import in the target system.

After the import has finished, you can view the import history to check the return codes for all import steps. You can also go to the corresponding transport logs from the import history.