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Procedure documentation Configuring the Transport Workflow  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


Use the transport workflow to automate your transport process. It is an efficient way of transporting selected requests in your system landscape. An explicit approval step before the import guarantees the quality of the target system.


You must first decide which system you want to configure as the Workflow Engine. The system must have the following criteria, which are listed in order importance:

  1. High availability
  2. Higher release
  3. Medium system load

These prerequisites are usually best met by the production system.


All the functions of the transport workflow are processed locally in the Workflow Engine. All tasks are processed here and then sent to the logon systems of the users.

Therefore, for anyone who uses the transport workflow, you must create a user with the authorization S_CTS_PROJEC in the system/client in which the Workflow Engine is configured.


To configure the transport workflow:

  1. Log on to the SAP System that functions as the transport domain controller.
  2. Call Transaction STMS and then choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text to display the system overview.
  3. Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text to display the transport domain.
  4. Choose the tab Workflow Engine.
  5. Switch to change mode by choosing This graphic is explained in the accompanying text and select the option Local domain under Location.
  6. Under RFC address, enter the SAP System, the client, and the target host for your Workflow Engine. Save your entries and distribute the configuration change. Log on to the system that is to be configured as the Workflow Engine. The system performs the following actions:
  1. Check the Workflow RFC connection.


The transport workflow is active in your transport domain. You must now assign the relevant transport administration authorizations.

See also:

Deleting the Configuration of the Transport Workflow

For more information on transport domain administration, see Transport Workflow (Administration).

For more information for the development team, see Transport Workflow (Development).