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Use of ChaRM with 3rd party vendor supplied transports?

Can you use ChaRM with 3rd party vendor supplied transports? The only thing we can think of to allow this is to (1) import the vendor supplied transports into DEV and then (2) create a 'transport of copies' DEV sourced transport containing all of the objects in the 3rd party vendor transport for migration to QA and PRD using ChaRM. Does anyone have any recommendations or best practice approaches? We do not use that many SAP-certified 3rd party vendors but do want to monitor and provide audit trail on 3rd party vendor transports just like we do for our internal developments.

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    Posted on Oct 01, 2013 at 02:12 PM

    Hello Donna,

    this feature (real integration of 3rd party transports) is currently not available for ChaRM (or QGM.)

    However, this is something we have heard from a lot of customers already. Mostly because of warranty issues (Example: Add-on is delivered from a 3rd party vendor, they only give you warranty if you take the delivered transports and move them through the landscape - any kind of reassign/change/integration will not be allowed).

    Therefore we are currently improving this functionality and providing new features to support this use case, as described above. More details about this will be published at the SAP TechEd this year.

    Best regards

    Tobias

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    Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 05:11 AM

    Hi Donna,

    From SP05, we able to add the transport which is created using the ChaRM in below option in "In development " status or tranport with out release, but i am not sure abt 3rd party supplied transport.Please try whether the TR is able to add in ChaRM change document or not.

    Normally , the non-ChaRM tranport is mergerd with ChaRm transport using se01 and move the tranpsort in change document.

    Also plz let me know your try and option.

    Rg,

    Karthik


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  • Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 09:53 AM

    Hi Donna,

    the approach of Add TR into DEV and track via Toc is the oldest posiblities. But still we can go ahead.

    check the best options, pls check here Change Request Management scenario: Usual questions and known errors Question 21 and 22.

    Thanks

    Jansi

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  • Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Hi Donna

    In ChaRM Solution Manager 7.1 we have a non SAP change document for known as General Change which you can use.

    If your 3rd party transports are supported via CTS+ then you can use Normal and Urgent change as well

    let us know further

    happy to help

    Regards

    Prakhar

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