SAP Configuration Tip: Search for Objects in Transports

Another quick tip for SAP Configurators (the old dogs will probably know this already, but noobs like me might appreciate it).

You can search for various objects in transports as follows:

  1. Go to the Transport Organizer (T-code: SE10)
  2. Click Goto > Objects in Requests

Now, you have to know the Object Name and Object Type you are looking for.  The system gives you a few common types to start with, such as View, Table/Structure, Data Element.  Here’s the initial view:

A couple of other Object Types you might commonly encounter are:

  • CDAT – View Cluster Maintenance: Data
  • VDAT – View Maintenance: Data

How to Determine Object Type

Here is where the art part of this comes into play.  You would like to think that you could look at your Comparison view (config comparsions are described here) would tell you the object type. In this example Comparison, it says: “View: V_T042E”. You’re thinking view, right? Well, no. It’s actually VDAT. The only place I know where to get a solid reading on the type is by drilling into a transport from SE10 that has that element in it.

Here is what the drill-in looks lke.

Notice that the 3rd column there is the Object Type. In the Object Name column, you’ll see the “V_T042E” object that we’re searching for. So, in your search criteria, you will have to enter VDAT in the Object Type field, then select it. NOTE: it won’t let you select an empty row, so you have to type in the object type first. Then, you’re off to the races. Here’s what your final search would look like:

Cheers,
Byron

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2 Responses to SAP Configuration Tip: Search for Objects in Transports

  1. Natalia December 12, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    You can also check it through table E071 from transaction SE16, you have to inform the field obj_name with the name of the object you’re looking for.

    • byron December 12, 2011 at 11:53 am #

      Thanks for the tip! Very helpful.

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