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Background documentationSolution: Object-Based Reduction for SAP Utilities


This migration solution is applicable to the migration of Utilities-specific data from an SAP ERP system.

With this migration solution, you can migrate the following types of data:

  • Transactional Data

    You are required to specify the business objects and a data slice date. SAP TDMS migrates all transactional data specific to SAP Utilities for the specified business objects and all other transactional data based on the data slice date.

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    To ensure data consistency in the receiver client for the specified data slice date, SAP TDMS transfers additional transactional data that is business-relevant

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  • Master Data and Customizing Data

    SAP TDMS transfers the complete set of master data and Customizing data regardless of the data slice date you specified.

  • SAP ERP HCM Data

    You can choose to migrate SAP ERP HCM data based on the data slice date.


You can carry out data scrambling in the sender system after selecting the data and before transferring the data to the receiver system. SAP TDMS copies the data selected for transfer for a data cluster and scrambles the cluster data before transfer.


This migration solution includes the following phases:

  • Package Settings

    In this phase, you make certain technical settings such as assigning logical system names in the receiver system, excluding user-related data from data transfer, specifying scrambling rules, selecting additional customer-created tables for transfer and so on.

    In addition, you select the business partners, contracts, installations, devices, and points of delivery relevant for transfer to the receiver system. SAP TDMS selects all transactional data relevant to the business objects you specified for transfer.

    You also specify the data slice date. SAP TDMS filters transactional data that cannot be filtered by business objects by the data slice date.

  • System Analysis

    You execute background activities that prepare the migration objects for transfer and generate programs for data deletion.

  • Data Transfer

    In this phase, you execute TDMS header activities to select business process data. You also execute the final checks before data transfer to ensure that no significant changes have taken place in the repository of the sender system while your SAP TDMS project is running.

    SAP TDMS deletes the existing data from the receiver client and starts the data transfer. You can lock the users in the receiver system so that no changes take place during data deletion and data transfer.

  • Post-Transfer Processing

    In this phase, SAP TDMS makes a few post-transfer settings in the receiver system such as adjustment of number ranges and adjustment of Business Workplace tables.

    If you had set a lock on users in the receiver system during data deletion, you can unlock the users now.

    You can clear the temporary tables filled during the data migration in all participating systems.