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what is Sandbox and Golden client?

hi friends,

What is Sandbox and Golden client?In real time project where do we configure?and what is the procedure?please help me out ...

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Arun

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    Sep 02, 2008 at 06:08 AM

    Sandbox is a server which can be said to be a playground for trying and testing configuration and scenario. This server will have Master Data and Transaction Data.

    Golden Client is a server which will only have configuration and a clean server with only relevant configuration. This server will not have Master Data and Transaction Data.

    Regards,

    Rajesh Banka

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    Sep 02, 2008 at 06:25 AM

    Hi Arun...

    Sandbox and Golden client are a part of SAP system Landscape. Kindly go through this link which will give you a good idea on SAP Landscape.

    [SAP Landscape|http://www.sap-img.com/general/what-is-sap--landscape.htm]

    Thanks,

    Safeer Rahman

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  • Sep 02, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Hi..

    Landscape is like a server system or like a layout of the servers or some may even call it the architecture of the servers viz. SAP is divided into three different lanscape DEV, QAS and PROD.

    - DEV would have multiple clients for ex: 190- Sandbox, 100- Golden, 180- Unit Test.

    - QAS may again have mutiple clients for ex: 300- Integration Test, 700 to 710 Training.

    - PROD may have something like a 200 Production.

    These names and numbers are the implementer's discreet on how they want it or they have been using in their previous implementations or how is the client's business scenario.

    Now whatever you do in the Sandbox doesn't affect the other servers or clients. Whenever you think you are satisfied with your configuration and you think you can use it moving forward, you RE-DO it in the golden client (remember, this is a very neat and clean client and you cannot use it for rough usage). As you re-do everything that you had thought was important and usable, you get a transport request pop up upon saving everytime. You save it under a transport request and give your description to it. Thus the configuration is transported to the Unit Test client (180 in this example).

    You don't run any transaction or even use the SAP Easy Access screen on the 100 (golden) client. This is a configuration only client. Now upon a successful tranport by the Basis guy, you have all the configuration in the Testing client, just as it is in the Golden client. The configuration remains in sync between these two clients.

    But in the Testing client you can not even access SPRO (Display IMG) screen. It's a transaction only client where you perform the unit test. Upon a satisfactory unit test, you move the good configuration to the next SERVER (DEV). The incorrect or unsatisfactory configuration is corrected in Golden (may again as well be practised in the sandbox prior to Golden) and accordingly transported back to 180 (Unit Test) until the unit test affected by that particular config is satisfactory.

    The Golden client remains the 'database' (if you wanna call it that) or you may rather call it the 'ultimate' reference client for all the good, complete and final configuration that is being used in the implementation.

    In summary:

    Landscape : is the arrangement for the servers

    IDES : is purely for education purpose and is NOT INCLUDED in the landscape.

    DEVELOPMENT ---> QUALITY -


    > PRODUCTION

    DEVELOPMENT : is where the the consultants do the customization as per the company's requirement.

    QUALITY : is where the core team members and other members test the customization.

    PRODUCTION : is where the live data of the company is recorded.

    A request will flow from Dev->Qual->Prod and not backwards.

    1. Sandbox server: In the initial stages of any implementation project, You are given a sandbox server where you do all the configuration/customization as per the companies business process.

    2. Development Server: - Once the BBP gets signed off, the configuration is done is development server and saved in workbench requests, to be transported to Production server.

    3. Production Server: This is the last/ most refined client where the user will work after project GO LIVE. Any changes/ new develpoment is done is development client and the request is transported to production.

    These three are landscape of any Company. They organised their office in these three way. Developer develop their program in Development server and then transport it to test server. In testing server tester check/test the program and then transport it to Production Server. Later it will deploy to client from production server.

    Presentaion Server- Where SAP GUI have.

    Application Server - Where SAP Installed.

    Database Server - Where Database installed.

    What is the meaning of "R" in R/3 systems?

    R/3 stands for realtime three tier architecture. This is the kind of architrecture SAP R/3 system has.

    R/3 means three layers are installed in Different system/server and they are connected with each other.

    1) Presentation

    2) Application

    3) Database

    Why do we call client 000 as golden client?

    Golden client contains all the configuration data and master data so some extent. All the configuration settings are done in golden clients and then moved to other clients. Hence this client acts as a master record for all transaction settings, hence the name "Golden Client".

    Regds

    MM

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  • Sep 02, 2008 at 06:15 AM

    Dear Arun

    1) Sand Box Client

    The name itself is self explanatory. As like sand, in this client you can play around with configuration settings and dump as many datas you can.

    2) Golden Client

    Here again the name is self explanatory. As like the value of Gold, through this client, you can only make configuration changes and transport to quality. You cannot do any transactions here. This is a sensitive client and access will not be given to all.

    thanks

    G. Lakshmipathi

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    Sep 02, 2008 at 06:30 AM

    Hi there,

    Sandbox & Golden are servers in SAP Development DEV box.

    You willnot configure them.

    Sanbox: This is where you will have a rough draft of the configs or setttings that you feel is necessary for the project. This is more or less where you do rough work.

    For eg: in VOV4, you have done an item catg determination with OR / NORM / TEXT to get item catg TAX. Also you feel OR / NORM should give TAN. Both the configs you will have in Sandbox.

    Golden: You will have those configs or settings which are actually requred for the proj in Golden. The configs which are there in Golden are the ones which you are going to move to TEST & PROD servers.

    For eg: from the above eg, you have come to know that OR / NORM to give TAN is the required config. So You will have just that config in Golden.

    Hope this clarifies.

    Regards,

    Sivanand

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    Sep 02, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Hello,

    SAP can be divided into different lanscapes like Development (DEV), Quality (QA), Production (PRD) etc....

    The Development system can have multiple clients like... ex: 200- Sandbox, 050- Golden ..etc.

    These names and numbers are the implementer's discreet on how they want it or they have been using in their previous implementations or how is the client's business scenario.

    Whatever you do in the Sandbox doesn't affect the other servers or clients. Whenever you think you are satisfied with your configuration and you think you can use it moving forward, you Replicate in the golden client, you get a transport request pop up upon saving everytime. Cheanges will be save under a transport request and give your description to it. Thus the configuration is transported to the the Test clients, based on the transport path set by BASIS, for further testings.

    No transaction willbe executed or even use the SAP Easy Access screen on the 100 (golden) client. This is a configuration only client.

    The Golden client remains the 'ultimate' reference client for all the good, complete and final configuration that is being used in the implementation.

    Prase

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    Sep 02, 2008 at 06:21 AM

    hi Arun,

    Sandbox server:

    In the initial stages of any implementation project, You are given a sandbox server where you do all the configuration/customization as per the companies business process.

    The Development Client is also the Golden Client because it has all the correct configuration settings

    which have been tested and are error free. The Golden Client is taken a reference while performing

    some other configuration settings.You cannot change any settings in the golden client.

    Swamy HP

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