ActiveControl 7.2 includes a ChaRM integration that was developed for an existing customer that wanted to continue using their productive ChaRM setup – whilst also benefiting from various ActiveControl functionalities such as DevMax Merge (because they had issues with ChaRM Retrofit in the past) and the extensive suite of ShiftLeft analysis checks and other reasons.
The ChaRM integration covers five main requirements – essentially delivering an integration of both Business Task and Transport Form level items.
(1) Business Task Creation
ActiveControl will automatically create a Business Task at the point a ChaRM Change Request reaches a certain (configurable) status. This will involve values in both standard and customer BT fields.
(2) Transport Form Creation
ActiveControl will automatically create a Transport Form for every new SAP transport created in certain (configurable) Development systems. The Transport Form will be created as soon as SAP transport first created by ChaRM. Only Workbench and Customising transports should have a TF created for them. All Transport of Copies created by ChaRM, and all Merge TOCs created by Transport Expresso should not have a TF created for them by this new automation. The Transport Form will be automatically linked to the appropriate Business Task.
(3) Business Task Updates
Updates in Solman/ChaRM to certain fields of a a particular CR will be reflected in the corresponding Business Task.
(4) Transport From Updates
Updates in Solman/ChaRM to certain fields of a Change Document will be reflected in the corresponding Business Task.
(5) Transport Decoupling
If a Transport is “decoupled” from its ChaRM CR – it will be assigned to a single (configurable) Business Task within ActiveControl.
This is detailed in seperate ChaRM Integration Administration Guide, which is available from Basis Technologies on request.