Transport Operator

Technical name: SAP_BC_TRANSPORT_OPERATOR

Tasks

The Transport Operator is responsible for routine tasks such as imports, approving software changes, transports, tracking imports, and so on.

Activities in the Change and Transport System

The tasks of the Transport Operator include:

  • Importing transport requests into systems in the transport domain
  • Approving transports that are part of the transport workflow or quality assurance procedure
  • Using the Alert Monitor to monitor the transport domain
  • Using the import tracking functions to check transports
  • Analyzing and editing the contents of transport requests.

The Transport Operator role has display authorization in the Transport Organizer and Transport Organizer tools.

Integration

Transport requests are created by the Customizing Project Administrator and the Development Project Leader. These users create tasks for the Customizing Project Members, ABAP Developers and Documentation Developers working on the project. In turn, these users record their changes in transport objects in tasks and then release the tasks. After the Customizing Project Administrator or the Development Project Leader has released it, the request is imported into other systems by the Transport Operator or Transport Administrator.

The Transport Operator supports the Transport Administrator in his or her routine tasks in the Change and Transport System (making transports, approving changes, monitoring, and so on). However, fundamental changes to the SAP Systems, such as reconfiguring the landscape, importing SAP software, creating transports, deletions, and so on, remain the responsibility of the Transport Administrator.

The Transport Administrator needs display authorization for the ABAP Workbench to be able to analyze transport objects. This authorization is in the role ABAP Developer: Display Authorization.