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Solution Manager 7.1 to 7.2 Impact of Skipping Content Actication

Hi All,

We are planning to upgrade the Solution Manager from SP 7.1 SP 12 to 7.2 SP4. We have configured Solution Documentation in the current system but planning not to use it in 7.2. Business has decided to use a different approach. Considering that SOLDOC will not be used, that we are thinking to Skip Content Activation. Now I am aware T-Codes SOLAR01 and SOLAR02 will not work in 7.2 however I would like to know what will happen to the Current Folder Hierarchy in place. Will it be deleted during the upgrade or be available in a different format.



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    Apr 29, 2017 at 07:20 AM


    Your documentation will still be available when accessing SOLAR01/SOLAR02. However these transactions are READ-ONLY in the 7.2 version. So you will be able to display the hierarchy, but nothing more can be done from there.

    Please note that the Content Activation is not only relevant for SolDoc, but also for other scenarios:

    • Solution Documentation Content (process structure and documents in projects and solutions)
    • Change Request Management (ChaRM) or Quality Gate Management (QGM)
    • Project Management
    • Automated Testing
    • Business Process Monitoring (BPMon)

    Confirm this answer if it helped, in order to help others.

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    • Hi Alexandre,

      Thank you, we are planning to create New Solution, LCGs and ChaRM documents as the number of open documents will be bare minimal. I would assume Change Project assignment may work if in case the documents has Modifiable Transports. Change Project Assignment from a Implementation/Maintenance project to a Phase Cycle may work as this is exactly what would be done during Content Activation. Thanks again for your time and inputs.



  • May 01, 2017 at 03:05 PM


    I hope your landscape having ChaRM, BPMon, CCLM and SOLDOC.

    Content activation will help to migrate functionality which Alexandre SABATIER mentioned above.

    After SAP Solman 7.2 SP04 upgrade you will start Prepare_activation to use remaining functionalities .

    For Solution documentation, after content activation, you can able to see the proper migration link in solar01 -> SOLDOC as shown below figure ( Content activation target)

    if you not planning to select SOLDOC project, then this migration wont happen and these links are not available..

    Also already you have ChaRM and other functionality , so i hope you are going to use content activation and this is one time activity in 7.2.

    So be make sure which functionality project (like ChaRM, SOLDOC, BPMon, CCLM..) migration required in solman 7.2 before content activation.

    Post upgrade content activation activities are under solman_setup -> Post-upgrade activities like

    1. SOLDOC content activation

    2. Service Delivery migration (EWA)

    3. CCLM migration

    4. BPMOn migration

    5. Test management migration

    Also please check the below link for 7.2 SOLDOC FAQ



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    • Hi Karthik,

      Thank you for your inputs and also on the FAQ, it helps a lot. We will be assessing the benefits of going through Content Activation Phase given that SOLDOC may not be used, and only Change Landscape will be created. Thanks again for your time.