Logging Using Change Documents

Business data objects are changed frequently. We recommend that you log these changes for objects that are critical or susceptible to audits. You may find it helpful, and sometimes necessary, to be able to trace or reconstruct such changes later, for example for investigating or auditing purposes. SAP Systems log changes to business data objects in change documents.

SAP Systems do not automatically use change documents for business objects. You must activate the process yourself.

To activate a change document for an object, perform the following steps:


       1.      Create the change document. (Use the transaction SCD0.)

       2.      Activate the change document for the object. (Use data element maintenance: transaction SE11.)

       3.      Generate an update for the object. (Use the transaction SCD0.)

       4.      Insert the appropriate calls in the corresponding programs.

To view change documents for an object, also use the transaction SCD0.

For more information, see BC - ABAP Dictionary and Change documents.