Monday, June 12, 2017

t-code RS09 Transport Browser for BI (BW) Objects

With the regards to BW transports situation is not very easy for BW developers. Once you add objects that were edited or newly created into the transport it is not very easy to find out what objects are really in the transport. This is caused by fact that normally BW objects (e.g. query elements, TRFNs, DTPs, Ipacks, etc.) are represented in the transport by it technical ID which is not always possible to be read by humans.

Some of the BW developers came up with custom tool that basically associates BW technical ID with their descriptions to enable easier navigation with the transports.


However as of BW version 7.x there is a new SAP standard t-code that support BW transports. It is RS09 - Transport Browser for BI Objects. Corresponding program is called RSAWBN_REQ_TEST_TB and that one calls FM RSAWBN_REQ_SHOW_TB which handles all logic in the t-code. Nice thig about the t-code is that you can not only easily get to know what the objects in the transport are but also navigate to particular part of RSA1 t-code and start editing the object. This is possible via “Change” button.


What is strange to me is that SAP doesn’t really mention this t-code in the documentation. There are no mentions of the t-code what so ever in the help.sap.com neither at support.sap.com. Also the ABAP name of the t-code has a TEST in its name. Similarly development package where the ABAP program is located is marked as depreciated. So perhaps this was some SAP internal development that was never supposed to be included into final versions of BW? Who knows?

2 comments:

Tobias said...

Thanks, that is very helpful.

Martin Maruskin said...

Thanks Tobias!