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Dear Friends,

I wanted to automate some custimizing activities like Profile Copy.

I would like to know if

a) The use of BDC be appropriate for recording customization transactions (or)

b) Should I insert the entries in appropriate tables,

if so how to indentify the dependant tables?

Regards,

Usha

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    Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 09:38 AM

    Hi Kanthimathi,

    1. if

    a) The use of BDC be appropriate for recording customization transactions

    Using BDC is as good as making data entry /

    running the transaction by the user.

    If BDC is well possible for your requirement

    then absolutely no problem ! go for it!

    2. Should I insert the entries in appropriate tables,

    if so how to indentify the dependant tables?

    SAP does not recommend this. It may stop support

    if u directly tamper / enter / modify

    entries in standard tables.

    Moreover the customizing transation

    affects which which tables

    no body knows in details.

    Moreover, the transaction will

    do standard required CHECKS & VALIDATIONS,

    which are of UTMOST IMPORTANCE,

    but directly entering in tables

    would be VERY DANGEROUS

    and may be INCONSISTENT.

    3. Go for BDC !

    BDC will take care of all such IFS and BUTS.

    BDC is as good as SIMULATING the Transaction !

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Amit M.

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    Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 09:49 AM

    Freinds,

    Thanks a lot for your replies.

    Now let me explain the real scenario.

    1) I already performed the trace and could find that this profile copy hits nearly 45 tables.

    2) I also completed the BDC for this process. The problem I face here is as follows

    a) I have done the Copy by cliking the Copy Button

    which copy the selected profile.

    Say for eg I have a profile called Telco, the action above copies it into a new profile called ZTelco_cpy and also copies the functional profiles associated with the profile Telco.

    Every profile will have nearly 16 or more functional profiles. The above BDC works fine if the functional profile entries are 18 or less - If more the BDC fails.

    Any idea of how to resolve this issue.

    I guess that this is because of the page down issue in BDC.

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    • Hi,

      Can you tell us what is the transaction for which you are doing the BDC?

      The altenative approac of BDC would be using a BAPI.

      It would not have any issues with page down handling.

      ALl you have to do is to fill the bapi structures,instead of BDC structuers and call the bapi with that structures and that would serve the same purpose of BDC.

      Regards,

      Ravi

  • Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 09:39 AM

    Hi Usha/Kanthi Mathi

    Before that RUN ST05 Sql trace,then recording and find the tables and fields related to trnasaction.

    regards

    vijay

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    Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 09:57 AM

    Hi again,

    1 If this is the case then

    if a FM or BAPI is available, (for this purpose)

    then it would be the best option.

    we need to search for it!

    2. which tcode are u talking about ?

    Regards,

    Amit M.

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    Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 10:00 AM

    Yes you are right.

    I tried that also, but I am unable to find one.

    The TCODE is use is CRMC_IC_MAIN

    Regards,

    Usha

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    Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 10:04 AM

    But for the same I need some Standard BAPI which carry out this task, How to find it out?

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    Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 10:11 AM

    Yes I will do the same and surely reward points if I get a solution.

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    Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 10:30 AM

    Hi Vijay,

    I went thro' the documentation of the BAPI specified by you, I don't find any relavance of it in my scenario.

    Can u explain me a bit how it is related to mine

    REgards

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    Posted on Dec 02, 2005 at 08:18 AM

    Friends,

    I did a recording and have acheived the result.

    Thankyou very much for your replies.

    REgards,

    Usha

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