ActiveControl includes a Transport of Copies functionality for customers that use this as part of their existing Change & Release processes.
Please note there is some pre-requisite configuration that needs to be done by the Administrator for this functionality to work. This is detailed in online FAQ forum
Assuming the configuration has been done, right-mouseclicking on transport(s) should present a “New Transport of Copies” option.
*Full*- will create a TOC of all objects in the selected transport(s)
*Delta*- will create a TOC containing objects that were added to the selected transport(s) since the last TOC was created
*Task*- allows you to create a TOC of a specific SAP task within the transport
*Production*- this can be used to create a packaging TOC containing the objects in multiple transports. (for the purpose of deploying a single TOC to production, instead of all the original transports..
Full, Delta and Task options are intended for customers using TOCs between Development and the first Test system
Production option is intended for TOCs to Production only.
After choosing the TOC that you want to create, you will be presented with a screen where you can choose the Business Task against which the TOC should go. In most scenarios, you would want to assign the TOC to the same Business Task as the original Transport, to keep them together.
From here the TOC will be created, and the TOC transport request number will be presented onscreen.
The TOC that have been created against a source transport are visible via the [Associated TOCs] tab on the Transport Form (this tab will not be visible if no TOCs created).
(1) As of ActiveControl 7.1, a Transport Form is not automatically created for the TOC as part of the standard out-of-the-box product. This has to be done manually via [Create Transport Form] button – or alternatively, a user exit has to be delivered by Basis Technologies to automate the Transport Form creation.
(2) TOC functionality can only be performed from the Windows GUI at this time. It is not possible from the Web UI.
(3) In the Dev > QA TOC scenario, the original transport will disappear from Transport Expresso when the TOC reaches the same location. (ie typically the QA Test Queue)
(4) In the Production TOC scenario, the original transports will disappear from Transport Expresso when the Production packaging TOC is created. Deleting the Packaging TOC will result in the original transports reappearing.