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Background documentationSolution: Transfer of Master Data and Customizing for SAP SRM


This migration solution is applicable to the migration of data from an SAP SRM system.

With this migration solution, you can migrate 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.


You can carry out data scrambling in the sender system after selecting SRM data and before transferring the data to the receiver system.

SAP TDMS copies the data selected for transfer to 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.

    You can change the default classifications for master data tables and Customizing data tables and set the tables for transfer.

    You can also choose to transfer material ledger tables, stock taking tables, and text objects. By default, material ledger tables and stock taking tables are not transferred.

  • System Analysis

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

    You confirm your settings so that they become effective for the data transfer.

  • Data Transfer

    In this phase, you 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 additionally clear the temporary tables filled during the data migration in all participating systems.