How important are SAP deployment jobs? Who is the one who manages the SAP deployment job? These are some of the questions we will discuss.
What Are SAP Deployment Jobs?
SAP deployment jobs refer to the jobs in SAP that are responsible for copying data from one system to another. It is important to note that SAP deployment jobs do not copy data from the source production system to the target test system.
They are used to copy data from the source production system to the target development system. So the target development system will then be used as a testing platform for further integration and testing activities.
Who Manages SAP Deployment Jobs?
SAP deployment jobs can be managed by various people, depending on the type of job and where it is located in the SAP landscape. However, these people should have sufficient permissions assigned to them by SAP.
So that they can manage or run these jobs. The following people are common in managing SAP deployment jobs:
SAP Basis Administrators:
These people are responsible for managing the development systems. They also manage the deployment jobs running on these systems.
They also have sufficient permissions to manage these deployment jobs. Moreover, they have access to the ABAP Workbench, SAP control, and SLD_BOM_TRANSFER packages.
They execute technical procedures like creating and executing documentation scripts. It is to ensure that there is consistency in the documentation of changes made during deployments and code migrations.
Also, they ensure that all changes made on the production systems are consistent with those on the development systems. They know how certain object types (e.g., tables) are handled by different packages (e.g., SLD_BOM_TRANSFER).
This allows them to determine which packages need to be executed when specific objects (e.g., table). That is transferred from one system to another or when packages need to be re-executed.
It is because there were errors during execution or because something else needs to be changed in them. For instance, the package might have been modified or updated.
As such, they need to be redone on the development system. Basis Administrators have access to the Debugging Tool for ABAP (DTA).
So that they can check on particular objects in the development environment. They also have access to various other tools. Such as the SQL Workbench, SAP Repository, and so on.
They are responsible for changing the state of objects in a development system. If a change is made in a production system and it needs to be implemented in a development system.
They also ensure that all changes made on the production systems are consistent with those on the development systems.
These users are responsible for managing jobs running in parallel business processes, i.e. So standard transactions are not controlled by transactions running in parallel business processes.
It may run concurrently with jobs running parallel business process control transactions They also control how data is copied from one system to another through these jobs.
To them, this involves deciding what data should be copied and what data should not be copied. They also ensure that these integration jobs do not run at night or during weekends.
So this is done so that there will be no delays when executing standard business transactions. They also ensure that SAP application users do.