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Transport Layers and Transport Routes.

Hello Experts,

What is purpose of transports layers and transport routes?

I am already aware of theoretical definition of consolidation route and delivery route, SAP standard routes. But i don't know what is use of those in practical scenario.

Can anyone of you please explain in term of example. So that i can understand it properly.

We are having very complex landscape(more than 70 systems in single landscape) and i need to understand that landscape properly to do any modification in TMS.. Please help me to understand practical usage of transports layers.



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    Jul 29, 2013 at 03:25 PM

    Dear Surojit,

    First of all a I have to explain packet:

    A packet groups Objects of the Development. Any report or table or data element … belongs to a packet. So every repository element is connected with a packet.

    Transport route
    A transport route describes the direction a transport can be transported. For example if you want to transport a transport from development to a test system, you have to configure in TMS a transport rout from development to the test system.

    Transport layer
    A transport layer connects packets to transport routes.

    The connection between packet, transport route and transport layer is:

    Objects of Development (Programs or Reports or Tables …) <-> packets <-> transport layer <-> transport route <-> systems

    If you develop a report in development system and want this report to be transported to the test system you need:

    -to connect the report with a packet.
    -to connect this packet with a transport layer
    -to connect this transport layer to the transport route that is connected to the both system and describes the direction FROM(development system) TO(test system)

    For an exact description see:

    Best regards
    Willi Eimler

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  • Jul 29, 2013 at 02:59 PM

    Consideration to have, if you have non-ABAP type systems in your environment do you need to account for these?

    If you do have to account for them, then you will have some additional work to incorporate CTS into the mix of transports.

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