Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

By | 08/09/2013

Transport of copies

If we want to test our software changes in one system without having them transported automatically to other systems in our transport track, we can trigger Transports of Copies. Such transports of copies are not transported across our system landscape, and are therefore not imported into our production system, therefore they are suitable for testing purposes.
Transport of copies option is available in each SAP system. This is a type of transport similar to customizing and workbench with its different behavior. Beauty with this type of transports is, it dies in the next target system. What does this mean??? Let’s say I have three system for my ECC system: Dev à QA à Prod. If you create a workbench request in DA1 system and release it, it goes to import buffer of QA1. Once imported in QA1, transport is now available in the import buffer of PA1 for import in PA1. But, if you create a Transport of Copy for the same transport in DA1 and release it, it will be in import queue of QA1.

However, when you import this transport to QA1 it does not go to the import buffer of PA1. Suppose we get a request:
Please import the following InfoPackages as transport of copies from Prod system to Dev System:

Method 1:
After creating transport of copies, click on Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies button.
Include object
Select “freely selected objects”

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

There choose option “Selected Objects”

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Choose appropriate infopackage relevant to your project.

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Check and execute

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Now save it as “In request”

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Then you will get a message at bottom of screen that objects were added in transport request.
Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

You can select multiple infopackage at a time also as shown in below screen

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Method 2:
Adding info packages via TCode RSA1
RSA1
In RSA1, go to Modeling and InfoSources tab.
Then find for your InfoPackage. Write package name at “Search for” text area.
After you get relevant InfoPackage, double-click it.

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Again double click the selected infopackage.

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Double click it and below screen will appear.

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Click on Transport Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies button.
Make sure there is “Check Mark” in transport button.

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

Click transport button
Change Package name to desired package.

Import InfoPackages as Transport of Copies

And save it.


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