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When a certain event occurs in a system, such as a change in Customizing, a mass change or an initial setting-up, it can damage the data consistency between a source system and a destination system.

In the data consistency monitoring, you can use a guided procedure to determine tasks that were predefined by SAP for the respective scenario. The goal of these tasks is to check the data consistency between a source system and a destination system, and if necessary to restore it.



Proposing Data Consistency Tasks

A guided procedure is available for determining suitable tasks. In this procedure you can enter specific attributes along with the source and destination systems, in order to determine predefined data consistency tasks for a solution and an event.

To start the guided procedure, you choose Propose Data Consistency Tasks in the Data Consistency Management view.

Note Note

For every step: With Next you proceed with the next step. With Previous you go back to the previous step.

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  • First step: Choose the applicable solution.

  • Second step: Choose an event. This event is the one that occurred in the source component. Possible events include, for example, a mass update, changes in Customizing, or an initial configuration.

  • Third step: Create a new data consistency session. You enter the name of the session and a date.

  • Fourth step: Choose the source component in which the event occurred. In this step, you enter the source component, the system role, the system, and the client.

  • Fifth step: Choose the product. This step also applies to the source system. Here you choose the product and the related business object. A possible combination of product and business object is, for example, SAP ERP as the product and ERP Material Master as the business object.

  • Sixth step: Choose the relevant components in the destination systems. You can also choose additional components.

  • Seventh and eighth steps: Check that your entries are correct. Continue if everything is correct. Choose Confirm to confirm your entries.

The newly created session for determining tasks is displayed in the list.

Calling up and Editing a Session with Data Consistency Tasks
  1. In the list, click on the name of a newly created session (status Initial).

  2. The Data Consistency Toolbox is displayed. Expand Data Consistency Tasklist Session.

  3. Choose Consistency tasks.

    A warning is displayed informing you that the data consistency tasks should only be executed in the test mode.

  4. Click on the button with the green checkmark and the text Continue to confirm that you have read this warning and agree with it.

  5. Save the session. The green checkmark then appears beside Consistency tasks.

  6. Expand Consistency tasks.

    • Under Data Consistency Tasks Summary you will see an overview of the tasks that the system has determined for the session.

    • Under Task List Error Log you will find a summary of the errors that occurred when generating the task list.

  7. Expand Logical Component: <name of logical component>. Under this you will find the tasks that were determined on the basis of the attributes entered.

  8. Click on the name of a task. A description and instructions for executing the task are displayed in the upper, gray-shaded part of the screen. Tasks can require the following actions:

    • Call transaction

      When you have to call a transaction to execute the task, you choose Call Transaction: <name of transaction>.

    • Call program

    • Call URL link to Best Practices or an SAP Note

  9. To execute a task, follow the instructions displayed.

  10. When you have performed and completed a task, you manually enter a suitable evaluation. The following evaluations are possible:

    • Green: No problems were found.

    • Yellow: Problems were found, but they could be resolved.

    • Red: Problems were found that could not be resolved.

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    You can enter a comment for every task.

    If you want to forward a task, you can create a Service Desk message.

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  11. With Save + next open check you go to the next task, which you can also perform and evaluate on the basis of the instructions.

  12. Perform the tasks listed as required.

  13. Save the session. The session is displayed in the list view with the status In process.

    Note Note

    The highest evaluation assigned to a task is taken over into the list view as the overall evaluation of the session.

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Displaying Data Consistency Tasks

Sessions already created with data consistency tasks are listed in the session list.

A newly created task session has the status Initial. If a session has been edited, it has the status In process.

The list contains the following session information: the name of the session, whether it is a tool or a task, the result, the initial product, the creation and change dates, a manual evaluation from a user (red, yellow, green), the status and the allocated solution. You can:

  • You can filter the list on the basis of certain criteria, such as solution or event.

  • You can call up a session by clicking on its name.

  • You can delete a session that you no longer require.

Displaying Session Details

When you select in the list the name of a session for which tasks were determined, the detailed information for the session is displayed.

For the tasks, you see the Consistency Task List Overview tab. Here you will find an overview of the data consistency tasks created, with the following information: the evaluation entered by the user, the logical component, a description, and a user comment, if these were entered.