Within TE there are 3 main data concepts:

  • Projects
  • Business Tasks
  • Transport forms

The relationship between the three concepts is illustrated below:

The typical usage is as follows:

  • Project: Used to group tasks together for business releases and projects. For support there could be general support projects.
  • Business Task: Used to represent Business Requirements, such as CRs, Support tickets, Project Requirements and test defects.
  • Transport Form: Will be created for every SAP transport to be released and moved through the landscapes


  • Transport Expresso does not affect the creation of transports in any of the development systems so this can continue as normal.
  • When a transport needs to be released to the next system it must be created in TE as a transport form and allocated to a TE Business Task that represents the change request or support ticket that it relates to.
  • Prior to this it is good practice to release the transport task in SAP first so it can be ensured that there are no issues with the SAP task or objects inside it. E.g. No inactive objects, documentation is complete, etc.


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