Over the years, Basis Technologies customers and their SI partners have made various suggestions to Basis Technologies relating to checks against SAP transports that were not possible in our existing suite of ShiftLeft analysers, these included the following capabilities:
1) the ability to indicate if a TR contains more than a certain number of objects (so that Approvers/Basis teams are aware that a TR might take a long time to import as it contains many hundreds/thousands of objects, or potentially even to avoid a Developer releasing a TR that contains so many objects and instead being forced to split it up.)
2) the ability to highlight if a TR has been deleted at SAP level (to avoid the situation of the corresponding Transport Form being inadvertantly approved and landing in an Import Queue and causing a System Error and potentially holding up the deployment of other transports.)
3) the ability to highlight if the underlying data/cofiles for a TR no longer exist at SAP level (similar to 2, to avoid the situation of the Transport Form resulting in a System Error during import.)
4) the ability to indicate if a TR contains no objects (to avoid the situation of empty transports being deployed to Test Systems and beyond due to human error.)
ActiveControl 8.50 introduces new Shiftleft: SAP Level Checks (0071) analyser to accomodate the above four checks. This is done via Parameters – ie it is possible for a customer to configure the Analyser to do some or all of the checks, depending on their own individual requirements.
Figure: 0071 highlighting a Transport contains more than a (configurable) number of objects
Figure: 0071 highlighting a Transport has been deleted at SAP level
Figure: 0071 highlighting a Transport data/cofiles have been deleted at SAP level
Figure: 0071 highlighting that a Transport contains no objects
(0071) SAP Level Checks is configured in the Windows GUI target configuration screen in the usual manner; a new parameter exists for each of the checks. More information on this new Analyser – and instructions on how to configure it – can be found in this online Change Note.
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