Only the Transports waiting in an import queue can be imported by Transport Express. Once approved and waiting in an import queue TE will:
- Allow the transports to be manually imported (only by users authorised to do so)
- Automatically import all waiting transports via a scheduled import job
For automatic imports the sequence will be calculated as follows:
1. The order in which the transports were released.
2. If dependencies are set then this will override the release order and observe the dependencies between transports.
3. If the target system has been configured to import in the same sequence as a preceding system this will also override the release order. For example, regression systems are set to follow the same import sequence as test systems and production systems will follow the same import sequence as regression systems.
Note: When manually importing TE will import the transports in the sequence that they appear in current view unless a sorted import method is used. It is therefore important that these are sorted into the correct sequence before importing them.
To view the TE calculated sequence there a two methods:
1. Use the button to sort them. This is only available if the screen sequence is not already in the TE calculated sequence.
2. Use the “Order” column. If this is not shown by default, highlight the required import queue and select “Choose Columns”:
Select “Order” from the list of available columns and drag it to the title bar wherever you wish to see it:
You can now choose to sort your transports by “Order” so they will be imported in the correct sequence.
Note: There is no Order column when viewing by project or task. In this case TE will maintain the order within the task. Tasks and projects are approved in the sequence they are required, TE will always give alerts in the event that items are going to result in a sequence issue.
TE will record your preferences so Order only needs to be selected once for each view and then it will remain in place.
To manually import a selection of transports highlight the ones to be imported and choose either:
- Default Import Method – One Request at a time: This imports the transports one by one in the order selected
- Block Import / Import All: This uses the SAP Import All function to import all transports at the same time. This is useful where there are circular dependencies between transports (e.g. Data Dictionary objects used across transports)
- One request at a time in TE’s default sequence: This imports the transports one by one in the TE calculated sequence even if the screen sequence is different. TE pre-sorts the transports prior to import
- Block Import / Import All in TE’s default sequence: This imports the transports using the block import method in the TE calculated sequence even if the screen sequence is different. TE pre-sorts the transports prior to import
When TE is performing the import the transports will be queued with the current importing one highlighted with the client it is being imported into: