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Here’s something you probably don’t already know: Learn how to quickly & easily track & analyze changes to customizing tables

by Margaret Hein

September 27, 2011

by M.S. Hein, HR Expert 

This excerpt (below) is from the HR Expert article “Track and Analyze Changes to Customizing Tables Using Standard SAP Reports and Tools,by Nitin Fuldeore, published in September 2011.

In the newest HR expert article by Nitin Fuldeore of IBM USA, posted online at HR Expert on September 27, 2011, Nitin discusses new methods for how you can quickly and efficiently track and analyze changes to customizing tables.

In this section of his article, Nitin details two methods you can use to execute the reports for table log changes, and the two configuration settings that control the logging of tables.

You can use two methods to execute the reports for table log changes:< /p>

1.     Program RSTBHIST/Transaction code SCU3

2.    Program RSVTPROT

Two configuration settings control the logging of tables:

1.     Technical settings (at the individual table level)

2.    Profile settings (at the system level)

I explain these settings in detail later in this article. First, I discuss the methods for analyzing the changes to customizing objects and tables, and executing the reports using SAP standard transactions.

Note: There are pros and cons to activating the logs. You receive this additional functionality at the expense of some system performance, so a balance has to be found. One of the best options is to carefully use this functionality only when and where it is needed. For example, do not set this functionality in all the SAP clients, but only in specifically required ones. Set it only for the duration when you need it (e.g., do not set this for the initial prototype period, but only when tracking the changes during the actual realization period or just before go-live, depending on the specific need and complexity of the system).

Report 1. Program RSTBHIST/Transaction Code SCU3

Program RSTBHIST/Transaction code SCU3 provides two items: a list of tables that are logged for changes and a detailed view of the change documents.

(If you are already a subscriber to HR Expert, you can read the complete article here: Track and Analyze Changes to Customizing Tables Using Standard SAP Reports and Tools.”)

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