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Background documentationAssigning Solution Attributes


You want to assign attributes to your solution.


  • You have created a solution.

  • You have set up SAPconnect to send e-mails in Customizing of SAP Solution Manager. For more information, see Start of the navigation path SAP Solution Manager Next navigation step Technical Settings Next navigation step IBase End of the navigation path.


Define the following solution settings:


What you need to know

Solution ID and language

You can control authorization for solutions with the solution ID (authorization object: D_SOL_VSBL).

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Knowledge Warehouse information

You can only display the Knowledge Warehouse information.

Document copy options

The following copy options are available:

  • Copy options

    You can choose whether to copy the documents or link to the documents using a reference.

  • Keep title of original document

    You can keep the title of the original document.

  • Keep status of original document

    You can specify the status of the documents to be copied (for example, all documents or only the released documents).

  • Keep person responsible of original document

    You can keep the person responsible of the original document.

  • General Documentation

    You can specify whether the documents on the General Documentation tab page are to be copied.

  • Project Documentation

    You can specify whether the documents on the Project Documentation tab page are to be copied.

  • Select document types

  • Technical Bill of Material (TBOM) Copy Options

    You can specify whether the TBOM data are to be copied or ignored.

Additional option to copy documents within projects, if you are copying a structure element of a project into a solution:

Session language

Select the language for the service sessions.

System for central objects

You can define systems on which you set up central storage for objects such as manual test cases, external applications, and eCATT test configurations. If you flag a central system as obligatory, you no longer need to assign logical components for the business scenarios, to the test cases, on the Test Cases tab.

Systems for automatic test cases

You define systems, in which automated test cases are executed, with the system data container.

For more information, see Creating a System Data Container in the Test Automation Framework.

Setting the visibility of the top node

You can only hide the top node if it has no subnodes or no documentation is assigned to it.

Assigning a maintenance project

The maintenance project is prerequisite for being able to remodel substructures of live solutions. To do this, select an existing maintenance project or create a new one and assign it.

Note Note

The system branches to Project Administration. Assign the corresponding project manager role to the users. For more information, see the SAP Solution Manager Security Guide.

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To activate business scenarios and processes, as a project leader or administrator, activate the check-out/check-in function that runs according to the dual control principle. You can select the following settings:

  • Simplified check-out/check-in without request

    As a project leader or administrator, you have the authorization to disable the dual control principle. The person making the change no longer needs to send an additional request for check-out/check-in.

  • Sending a status change e-mail after check-out

    If you use the check-out/check-in functionality, you can send e-mails when you change the check-out status. A dialog box, in which you can specify the recipient, appears.

    If your user has the authorization to read authorization data in the system, the system suggests persons who can approve the status change. Otherwise you do not receive proposals and have to enter the recipient manually.

    For more information, see Check-Out/Check-In of Business Processes.

  • Check-out/check-in for managing change requests

    For more information, see Assigning Structure Elements to Change Documents.

Activating change history

You can trace changes. For this you need to have assigned a maintenance project to a solution.

Activating a global attribute throughout the solution

A global attribute that is assigned to a structure element is copied as standard. If you set the global attribute as active for a solution, make sure that it is included on tab pages within the solution. The global attribute has the effect that subsidiary structures and business content that originate from this solution can be restricted.

If the global attribute is not active, it is not included in the overall structure and on all tab pages, even if there is a structure element to which a global attribute is assigned.


  1. Navigate to the solution landscape:

    • Via the Solution Manager Administration Work Center Start of the navigation path Solution Next navigation step Goto Next navigation step Solution Settings End of the navigation path

    • Via the Implementation/Upgrade Work Center Start of the navigation path Evaluate Next navigation step Call Solution Directory Next navigation step <Select Solution> End of the navigation path

  2. Define the settings for your solution on the Solution Settings tab page.

  3. Save your entries.