Managing Transports in Heterogenous Landscapes
The Change and Transport System (CTS) helps you to organize development projects in ABAP Workbench and in Customizing, and then transport the changes between the SAP systems in your system landscape. In addition to ABAP objects, you can also transport Java objects (J2EE, JEE) and SAP-specific (such as Web Dynpro Java or SAP NetWeaver Portal) as well as other non-ABAP technologies (for details see ‘Implement CTS+ for Your Application’) in your landscape.
You can now use Change Request Management (ChaRM) and Quality Gate Management (QGM) based on the cCTS infrastructure. This new option is available starting with SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP10. Many nice new features are based on cCTS. One of these that you might like a lot is that you are now very flexible when having to (re-)assign transport requests and changes.
More information is available in the SAP Solution Manager Learning Map on the SAP Service Marketplace in the section Change Control Management (SMP Login required).
A HowTo which guides you through the configuration steps for the cCTS Infrastructure is available here on SCN.
Implement CTS+ for your Application
Starting with SL Toolset 1.0 SP2, you do now have the option to use CTS+ also for Applications where CTS+ support is not shipped by SAP. Take a look at the guide 'How To... Implement CTS+ for Your Application' for details. If you would like to learn more how to get the required software and what else the latest SP of SL Toolset 1.0 offers, read the blog ‘SL Toolset 1.0 SPS 07: New and improved Software Logistics Tools' by Boris Rubarth.
The CM Services can help you to manage your Java development on SAP NetWeaver. In a new How-To guide, you can find out about the options and configuration tasks if you would like to use the CM Services with enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0. The guide about how to switch to CM Services has been updated and covers now enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver as well. A presentation shows details about CM Services and CMS in SAP NetWeaver 7.3.
CMS or CM Services?
Would you like to know more about what are the differences between CMS and CM Services? Have you ever asked yourself what to use? Check the SCN blog "Similarities and Differences in CMS and CM Services" by Daniel Noethe and SAP Note 1775838 to learn about the differences and similarities and what SAP recommends. The guides for CM Services here on SDN reflect the new recommendations and will also lead you to more details.
Starting with SAP NetWeaver 7.3, you can use Change Recording to manage your changes for portal content. Changes done for PCD objects will be stored in changelists. You can revert the changes, use the changelist for transporting the changes to another portal system and even transport deletions as they are recorded as well. A How-To guide, a video and Change Recording? For the SAP NetWeaver Portal? showing more details are available here on SDN.
Getting Started with CTS
Transport Management Demo (eBook)
The CTS with its new capabilities of transporting non-ABAP objects is shown in this video on transports of objects with CTS+ in an SAP NetWeaver Portal environment.
Change and Transport System - Overview (SAP Help Portal)
On the SAP Help Portal you can find a detailed documentation for CTS.
Non-ABAP Transports in the Change and Transport System (SAP Help Portal)
If you have questions on CTS+, take a look at the FAQs here on SDN.
Resources on CTS+
If you would to learn like more about CTS+ in general or about the usage of CTS+ in a specific application or if you are looking for guides on how to implement CTS+ for your application, take a look at the Resources on CTS+ here on SDN.
More on CTS
Because the CTS is very well adopted and has been for quite some time, this selection especially focuses on the enhancements that allow transporting non-ABAP objects with the CTS and are not as widely known. With Change & Transport System (CTS, usage type AS ABAP) and the Development Infrastructure (usage type DI based on AS JAVA) SAP NetWeaver provides a comprehensive set of functions to control transports in both ABAP and Java environments. Since SAp NetWeaver 7.0 SPS 12, the Change and Transport System (CTS, SAP NetWeaver usage type AS ABAP)can also be used to transport non-ABAP objects e.g. from the SAP NetWeaver usage types PI (Exchange Infrastructure), EP (Portal), etc.
When referring to these enhancements, we often use "CTS+" to highlight this fact.
Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 offers new options for CTS+. You can now for instance transport activities directly from within the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio. In addition, it is now possible to work on the same transport request in teams. Take a look at this presentation get details on the new functionality.
This guide explains the architecture and main components of the enhanced Change and Transport System. You will find an overview of the relevant CTS+ components and configuration steps in general. In addition, you will find descriptions for system landscapes and examples on how to configure simple and complex system landscapes supporting different use cases.
This article describes how the enhanced CTS+ capabilities further simplifies system administration of an SAP system landscape.
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