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 Quick Guide: Setting Up Customizing Distribution


The Quick Guide lists the minimum activities you must perform to make the basic Customizing Distribution settings. You can use it for reference, as a quick reference, or as a checklist.

The detailed information refers to other sources of information in which the listed activities are described in more detail.


Depending on your role, you have:

  • Authorization to set up Customizing Distribution as system administrator

  • Authorization to customize the source and target systems as a customizer

The system settings allow customizing to be recorded in transport requests in the source client (transaction SCC4) .

For detailed information about authorizations and client-specific system settings, see: Prerequisites for Customizing Distribution and Scout

Process Flow

The following activities apply for the initial distribution, automatic distribution, and manual distribution of Customizing settings with Customizing Distribution, except where stated otherwise.

Required Activities


Check minimum technical requirements

Configuration Guide: Solution Manager <release> on SAP Service Marketplace Start of the navigation path /instguides Next navigation step SAP Solution Manager End of the navigation path : Relevant chapter for use case “Implementation and Distribution”, keyword: Customizing Distribution

System landscape (transaction SMSY)

  • Landscape component Systems : record systems involved in distribution, centrally

  • Clients tab: Generate client-specific RFC connections for each product instance:

    • If no client information has been imported yet: Generate RFC connections and read users to update system data

    • Set up trusted system RFC connection for customizing synchronization

    • Return RFC to check locks: Selection of RFC connections from <SYS_ZIEL> to <SYS_SOLMAN>, client XY Z

Prerequisites for Customizing-Distribution and Customizing Scout

SAP Solution Manager: Project Administration (transaction: SOLAR_PROJECT_ADMIN)

  • Create Solution Manager Project (Type: Implementation Project )

  • Tab: System Landscape/Systems:

    • Define logical components with products/product versions

    • Assign logical systems for system role to development system (corresponds to distribution source and target systems)

  • Tab: System Landscape/IMG Projects :

    • Generate IMG projects for logical systems (development systems), with the same name

    • Generate transport requests for IMG projects, and tasks for customizers in source and target requests, at the same time

    • Initial distribution only needs a transport request in the target system.

Create/Change Project ;especially System Landscape Tab

Set Up Customizing Distribution: Overview (transaction SCDT_SETUP)

  • If some synchronization objects have been defined, for example, to map customer-specific objects (transaction SCDT_MAPPING in the target system)

Synchronization Object Specification Tool

  • For cross-component distribution (for example, from SAP R/3 to SAP MDM) or for defined user objects: Load synchronization objects from target system( Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Load Object Lists End of the navigation path menu in the Set Up Customizing Distribution: Overview initial screen)

Create and Load Synchronization Objects

  • If synchronization groups that are not predefined by SAP are used: Define synchronization groups in the editor (choose Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Synchronization Group Editor End of the navigation path in the Set Up Customizing Distribution: Overview initial screen)

Create Synchronization Group

  • Recommendation: If there are several transport requests in the target client: Assign source and target transports by IMG project( Start of the navigation path Edit Next navigation step Assign Transport End of the navigation path Request in Set Up Customizing Distribution: Details detail screen )

Assign Transport Requests to Source and Target System

  • Set Up Customizing Distribution: Details: Automatic or manual distribution:

    • Select synchronization group from input help

    • Select source IMG project for distribution-relevant transports

    • Specify distribution type and source system

    • Specify distribution target system(s)

  • If you have problems with automatic (transport-controlled) distribution, set up distribution in the Customizing Distribution: Details screen:

    • Trigger manual distribution of transports ( Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Customizing Distribution: Individual Transport) End of the navigation path or

    • Trigger redistribution of failed distributions of a project Start of the navigation path (Edit Next navigation step Automatic Redistribution after Errors End of the navigation path )

Set Up Automatic Customizing Distribution ,

Start Initial Distribution ,

Distribute Individual Transport Manually ,

Automatic Redistribution after Errors

  • Analyze Customizing Distribution Logs ( Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Customizing Distribution: Logs End of the navigation path menu in the Set-Up Customizing Distribution : Overview initial screen)

Log Customizing Distribution