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You can use the dangerous goods content loader to load SAP EHS Regulatory Content into SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM). You download the content from SAP Service Marketplace and then load it into SAP TM using the content loader. The content comprises dangerous goods (DG) regulations, regulation texts (for example, substance names), phrases, and the required Customizing data. Based on the content, the content loader generates DG master data records in SAP TM.

The content loader is particularly useful if you do not have the required master data for dangerous goods in your SAP TM system. For example, if you are a logistics service provider (LSP) who receives dangerous goods data from shippers. You can use the generated DG master data records as templates for document-based dangerous goods records and as the basis for consistency checks (for example, to check whether a shipper has provided the correct temperature data for the corresponding UN number).

Prerequisites

  • You have downloaded the SAP EHS Regulatory Content from SAP Service Marketplace. You download the content as a zip file. The zip file contains the following files:

    • CSV (comma-separated values) file for each regulation

    • CSV files for phrases

    • CSV file that maps the regulation prefix (3 characters) to the regulation name (12 characters)

  • You have specified the regulations that are to be loaded into SAP TM. You do this in Customizing for SCM Basis under   EH&S Services   Dangerous Goods Management   Dangerous Goods Master   Specify Dangerous Goods Regulations  . You have to enter the 12-character regulation name from the CSV file.

  • You have opened the content loader in SAP NetWeaver Business Client by choosing   Master Data   Dangerous Goods Management   Dangerous Goods Content Loader  .

Procedure

  1. Upload Zip File

    The system uploads the file to a staging area and informs you when the upload has been completed.

  2. Load Phrase Data

    We recommend that you load the phrases before you load the regulations.

    To check the status of the loading process, go to step 4 Monitor Import Processes. To check if any system messages have been generated, go to step 5 Check Generated Messages.

  3. Load Regulation Data

    The system displays a list of regulations that are specified in the CSV files. You select the regulations that you want to load. If you cannot select a regulation, make sure that the regulation has been specified in the Customizing activity Specify Dangerous Goods Regulations. If errors occur during the loading process, you can repeat the process for the data with errors by selecting the corresponding load mode.

    To check the status of the import, go to step 4 Monitor Import Processes. To check if any system messages have been generated, go to step 5 Check Generated Messages.

  4. Monitor Import Processes

    This contains an overview of the processes for loading phrases and regulations. You can use it to check the loading status.

  5. Check Generated Messages

    This contains an overview of system messages that have been generated while loading phrases or regulations (for example, information, warning, or error messages). You can filter the overview, for example, according to the regulation type and the required message type. You can also filter the overview according to the context in which the message was generated (for example, PHRASES_LOAD or REGULATIONS_LOAD).

  6. Summary

    This contains an overview of the processes that have been performed during the current session.

Result

For each content record, the system creates a corresponding record in the dangerous goods master data in SAP TM. Each dangerous goods master data record contains a product with a product number generated by the system. This number always contains the respective UN number (for example, UN-1993-III-0101). The UN number can therefore be used to search for the imported content in the dangerous goods master data.

You display dangerous goods master data in SAP NetWeaver Business Client by choosing   Master Data   Dangerous Goods Management   Dangerous Goods Master   Display Dangerous Goods Master  .