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Changes to Customizing settings are recorded in different requests, depending on the category to which the Customizing objects belong:

In rare cases, changes to cross-client Customizing settings also affect ABAP Workbench objects (for example, due to generated objects). The appropriate procedure for handling such Customizing objects is described in the sections Creating Objects and Changing Objects. The following section explains the standard Customizing procedure:

Unlike ABAP Workbench Repository objects, Customizing objects entered in requests are not locked against access by other users. Customizing objects do not have an original system; it is not possible to distinguish between a development and repair.

Changing Client-Specific Customizing Settings

Client control determines:


In a production client, the current settings are not regarded as Customizing settings, but as application objects. These current settings are therefore independent of client management and are not controlled by the Transport Organizer.

If changes without automatic recording are allowed in a particular client, you can edit these on a maintenance screen without a request prompt window.

If you have activated automatic recording for a client, whenever you save changed client-specific Customizing settings a Transport Organizer query window appears. Here you can choose Own requests to generate a list of Customizing requests that contain your tasks or, alternatively, Create request to create a new request for the client in question.

The ID of the changed Customizing object is included in the object list of the task. A list of all changed table keys is also included in the task.

Changing Cross-Client Customizing Settings

When you save changed cross-client Customizing settings, a Transport Organizer dialog box appears, irrespective of any client management settings made. Here you can either select a change request from a list generated with Own requests or create a new request with Create request.

When the work on individual parts of a project, represented by tasks, has been completed and released by all users, you can release the change request itself. When you release a transportable Customizing request you automatically export the objects it contains.