All transports managed by ActiveControl need to be assigned to a Transport Form. When a transport is assigned to a Transport Form, it is essentially logged within ActiveControl and thereafter follows the configured customer process and associated approvals workflow. A transport can only be allocated to one Transport Form.
Transport Forms can be created in the SAP GUI, Windows GUI and Web UI.
Regardless of where the Transport Form is created, the same information typically needs to be entered on the [General] tab.
|Transport Description||The text displayed next to the transport number is taken from the short description for the transport in SAP. Until the transport is released, any changes to this text will update the short description of the transport in the SAP system. This field is mandatory.|
|Description of changes made||Enter in any required documentation for the change.|
|Type||Types are used for reporting purposes, use the dropdown to select the appropriate type for your transport.|
|Group||Transport form Groups are used to determine the users that will give approvals for the transport to progress through the control points on the Transport Path. It is important to ensure that the correct selection is made in this field.|
|Transport Path||Only the valid transport paths for the selected transport will be available for selection. It is important to select the correct path as this cannot be changed after the transport form is saved. If an incorrect path is selected, the transport form will need to be deleted and re-created with the correct one.|
Other custom fields may also need to be populated on the Transport Form, depending on your organisation’s configuration of ActiveControl.
Transport Form – Optional Tabs
Other optional tabs on the Transport Form are also available, again this will depend on your organisation’s desired process. Some of these tabs are only seen in the Windows GUI and Web UI, but not in the SAP GUI.
|[Advanced Options]||Dependencies between transports can be manually set. Default Umodes transports can also maintained.|
|[Manual Steps]||Non-transportable Manual Steps to be performed before or after the Transport can be be created and assigned.|
|[Transport Form Details]||Shows the object and key contents of the transport, along with other SAP-level information about the Transport.|
File attachments can also be uploaded (or URL linked) to the Transport Form via menu options on the Transport Form screen.
When you save the Transport Form in the SAP GUI, Web UI or Windows GUI, the transport is essentially now logged in ActiveControl, and will have been placed in the first control point of the configured workflow. An automated e-mail will be sent to the relevant tester or approver to perform their action.
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