Customizing Tables

Definition

Customizing data is data created by customers when they customize their systems.

The Customizing data in a customer client is not overwritten by a language import or an upgrade. Data is only imported into client 000. This is because Customizing data is the responsibility of the customer and cannot be overwritten by data from SAP. This also applies, without restrictions, to translations. However, customers may occasionally want to update their sample data and default settings with the latest translations from SAP.

Only copy the clients from client 000 after all the required languages have been imported into client 000.

You have the following options for updating a translation language for the Customizing settings of an existing customer client:

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       1.      Using tools

       2.      Manual translation

Using Tools

As of Basis Release 3.1H, SAP provides the following tools for updating Customizing texts in clients other than 000:

·        Report RSREFILL

The report RSREFILL compares the Customizing texts in the logon client with the SAP proposals in a reference language in client 000. If these texts are identical, their translations in the target language are copied from client 000 to the logon client. Data is inserted only; no existing data is overwritten.

For more information on RSREFILL, see the documentation on the report, and SAP Note 48047.

·        Client maintenance with transaction SMLT

This function works in the same way as the report RSREFILL, but does not make a comparison with a reference language. This means that more texts can be copied from client 000 to the target client.
As with RSREFILL, Customizing data is inserted. No data is deleted or overwritten.

You call RSREFILL as a report. You start the client maintenance function in transaction SMLT by choosing Language ® Special Actions ® Client Maintenance.

SAP recommends that you use the language supplementation program, which now integrates the program RSREFILL and the client maintenance function.

Combining RSREFILL or the client maintenance function with the language supplementation program has the following consequences for each client-specific Customizing table:

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       1.      Any previous supplementation is reset.

       2.      RSREFILL or the client maintenance function is executed.

       3.      The table is supplemented.

This avoids any problems caused by the order in which RSREFILL, the client maintenance function, and the language supplementation program run.

Manual Translation

The link between the translation environment and the Change and Transport System enables you to create translated Customizing texts in a particular system, record them in transport requests, and distribute them in the system landscape.
Translate the remaining Customizing texts in transaction SE63. Record the translations in transport requests, and then use the Transport Management System (TMS) to distribute these requests in the system landscape.