R3trans and Clients

SAP systems use the client concept to allow legally and financially independent entities to coexist in a system. R3trans provides special functions for working with clients. Note that client names are always numeric.

Transporting Client-Specific Tables

R3trans exports from client 0 by default. However, you can also export from a different client (for example, at the customers) or from all clients (for example, for table conversions).

By default R3trans imports into the client that the export came from. During the import, you can specify other target clients.

If the transport requests are released regularly, exports always occur automatically from the current client.

Creating a Client

The SAP system provides a wide range of tools for creating clients. Copy tables directly using R3trans only in exceptional situations. Otherwise this is function is not supported.

Creating clients only with R3transrequires a lot of subsequent manual processing. In this case, a fee is charged if support is provided by a consultant.

The R3trans function CLIENTCOPY enables you to create a new client from an existing one. This is also possible for single tables.

The control file appears as follows:

clientcopy
source client = 0
target client = 23 
use commandfile xyz /* all tables from change request */ 
# or
select * from x /* single tables*/ 
select * from y  ... 

Deleting a Client

With the R3trans function CLIENTREMOVE, you can remove these table entries again.

The control file appears as follows:

clientremove
client = 23
use commandfile xyz /* all tables from change request */  
# or
select * from x /* single tables*/ 
select * from y   ...