Within ActiveControl, it has always been possible to create technical dependencies between Transport Forms – ie to be able to set the sequence that two related Transports would be deployed within a system (or across different SAP systems). ActiveControl 8.50 extends this to enable functional dependencies between Business Tasks, via a new capability whereby Business Tasks can be ‘related’ via a new ‘Dependencies’ tab on the Business Task. The use-case of this is essentially where a customer wants to ensure two seperate changes (ie Business Tasks) are deployed at the same time, even where there are no specific technical dependencies between the underlying transports.
Figure: Business Tasks can be related via the new Dependencies tab.
Relating two Business Tasks together will result in the Check Dependencies (0030) analyser highlighting to an Approver whilst approving one of the Business Tasks, if the other Business Task is still sitting in the same location (or further back) in the workflow.
Figure: Related Business Tasks will be highlighted via the existing 0030 Analyser – if an attempt is made to approve/deploy one of the related Business Tasks without the other.
No new configuration is required to enable the new Related Business Tasks capability.
More information on the new feature can be found in this online Change Note