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Procedure documentationStarting the Approval Process and Approving a Request for Change


A request for change, for example, for an urgent change, has been validated by a change manager, who has also added more information to it. It now needs to be approved in order to create follow-on change documents.


  • A request for change has been created that documents the problem.

    It has been validated and has the status To be Approved.

  • All business partners that are supposed to approve the request for change have been inserted into the Approval assignment block.

  • You have the SAP_CM_CHANGE_MANAGER role.


  1. Choose a request for change that is assigned to you, for approval.

  2. Review the contents of the request for change. Note that all mandatory fields need to be filled so that the request has the status Approved.

  3. In the Activity column, choose the dropdown list and select the entry Approved.

    Note Note

    All business partners entered as approvers in the Approval assignment block need to approve the assigned step. If one approver rejects the assigned step assigned to him, the whole request is rejected. For more information see SAP Note 190688Information published on SAP site.

    It is possible to choose the activity Not relevant. In case all approvers choose this activity, the request for change remains in the status “To be Approved”.

    End of the note.
  4. Save the request for change.

    The system sets the status of the request to “Approved”. To release the request for further processing, choose Edit, and then Start of the navigation path Actions Next navigation step Release for Development End of the navigation path. The request for change now has the status “To be Implemented”.

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