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Procedure documentationStarting the Import of All Requests in a Project  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


The import queue shows which requests belong to which projects. You can filter requests by project. You can display the requests of one or more projects and then start the import for these requests.

For more information, see Using Projects to Control Transports.


You need the authorization S_CTS_IMPALL to import all requests in a project. This authorization is in the profile S_A.SYSTEM (see Authorizations in CTS).


To prevent change requests from still being placed in the import queue shortly before the import, and perhaps being imported unintentionally, we recommend closing the import queue before the import.

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


To import all the requests in one or more projects:

  1. Enter transaction STMS.
  2. Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text. The Import Overview appears.
  3. Position the cursor on the SAP System where you want to import the requests of one or more projects.
  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 column Project and choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text. The dialog box Set filter appears.
  6. The column Project does not appear if there are no requests in the import queue that are assigned to a project.

  7. Select the projects that you want to import (see Filtering and Multiple Selection).
  8. If you have activated extended transport control, and requests are waiting to be imported into different target clients, you can restrict the import to one target client by choosing This graphic is explained in the accompanying text.
  9. If you want to ensure that only the displayed requests are imported, close the import queue. This prevents any other requests that are released, or that are forwarded to this transport route from being placed after the end of the import queue.


Only requests with the import status Request waiting to be imported or the status Request is ready for import again are imported.


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.

You cannot start the import of requests that are currently being imported, or for which an import is already scheduled.

  1. Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text. The dialog box Start Import appears.
  2. This dialog box shows your selected projects and the target of the import. If extended transport control is not activated, you can define the target client for the import. (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 page 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. You do not usually need to change the defaults.

  1. After you have made your settings in the Start Import dialog box, choose Continue. The system now checks if it can import the requests from the projects you have selected without conflicting with predecessor relationships with other requests.


This check is not made if you have chosen the import option Ignore predecessor relations.

If the system finds out that the import would conflict with predecessor relationships, it displays the requests involved. If necessary, stop the import and import all projects that are linked together in one import. If you want to ignore the relationships, continue the import with Continue. The import is started automatically with the option Ignore predecessor relations.

  1. Check and confirm the information on the next dialog box. This box displays the system, clients and options for your project.
  2. 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.


The system checks if you are allowed to import requests from the selected projects (see Project Status Switch). Even if the import is not allowed for just one project, the whole import stops and an error message appears. If this is the case, ask the project manager when you should start the import.


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.