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Data consistency management performs tasks and uses tools to check the data consistency between a source and a destination system, and if necessary to restore it.

For certain events, such as a system crash, mass updates, or changes in Customizing, you can determine data consistency tasks and tools, check their suitability, and use them. Which tools are suggested depends on the events and the SAP product and business object.

Example Example

You have an integrated scenario, with SAP ERP and SAP CRM. In SAP ERP, a mass update of material master data is performed. You want to know whether all the updates of SAP ERP have been replicated correctly in SAP CRM for this event. For this purpose, you can use data consistency management.

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Data consistency management provides tasks and tools for the required checks. It enables direct navigation to the corresponding transactions, check programs, and guidelines with Best Practices.

Implementation Considerations

The following prerequisites need to be fulfilled before you can use data consistency management:

  • You are authorized for the Business Process Operations work center.

  • You have the role for data consistency management, with values.

  • Data consistency monitoring objects were defined in the business process monitoring setup.

  • There are alerts for key figures that were flagged as relevant for data consistency monitoring.

Features

Data Consistency Monitoring

Data consistency monitoring proactively ensures a reliable business process flow and data consistency.

You can switch between the Solutions and the Business Processes view.

Only those alerts are displayed that were flagged as relevant for data consistency monitoring. These alerts are a subgroup of the business process monitoring alerts.

You can use the same functions as for business process monitoring, to display and edit alerts. For more information, see Solutions and Business Processes.

Consistency Checks

To keep your data consistent, you can use the following tools:

  • Cross-Database Comparison

    Check data consistency and compare data sources across various systems.

  • Internal Database Comparison

    Compare tables within a system.

  • Consistency Check Report Scheduling Verification

    Check which reports are used to check consistency.

  • GSS: Data Consistency Management

    Select the tools and tasks to keep your data consistent.

  • Data Consistency Toolbox (Classic)

    You perform tasks and determine tools to check the data consistency between a source and target system, and restore it, if required.

    Note Note

    The data consistency toolbox (classic) can still be used, but the functions are replaced by the GSS: Data Consistency Management. For information, see the application help under http://help.sap.com/solutionmanager prior to SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP12.

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  • Data Quality

    Integration with SAP Information Steward. You can use this tool to check data quality according to definable business rules, which can be applied to datasets. For more information, see http://help.sap.com/bois.

Analysis Tools

To search for the causes of data inconsistencies, use the following tools:

  • GSS: Data Consistency Management

    Select the tools to keep your data consistent.

  • Transactional Correctness Check

    The transactional correctness tool checks the transactional correctness of your ABAP programs.

  • End to End Trace

    You switch to the root cause analysis to check the traces. For more information, see Trace Analysis.