If you have the same SAP systems configured on more than one path in Transport Expresso (e.g. to separate BAU and project changes into different paths through the same SAP systems), it is possible to set up a Consolidated Import Queue (CIQ).
This gives a complete view of all transports waiting to be imported into that system and can be useful during cutovers and for system refreshes.
Even if a target is part of a CIQ, transports can still be imported using the individual Target Import Queues, as well as using the consolidated queue. A CIQ can be made up of any number of targets, all of which must point to the same physical system. Configuration can be used to show the CIQ within the respective paths or be shown as a separate entity in the path window of the GUI.
An example of when you may want to use a CIQ is if you configure Transport Expresso to have two paths using the same systems, one for Production Support / BAU and one for Minor Projects. In Transport Expresso the paths could look something like this:
|Production Support / BAU:||D01 -> T01 -> PRD -> TRN|
|Projects:||D01 -> T01 -> PRD -> TRN|
If you want to see all of the transports waiting to be imported into PRD, you could look at the Import Queues of each of the PRD Targets in each path, but you could also configure a CIQ that will show you the transports waiting to be imported into PRD in both paths.
- Note: It is important to remember that when importing using a CIQ, all import options are taken from the CIQ Target configuration and NOT the individual Targets that make up the CIQ. For example, if the individual Targets are set up to create backup / merge transports, but the CIQ Target is not configured to do so, when importing using the CIQ a backup / merge transport will not be created, whereas if you import transports using the individual Import Queues, then backup / merge transports would be created.
- To be able to see Consolidated Import Queues within the GUI, users must have the VIEWCONIMPORTQUEUE activity in the TE_USER authorisation object. This is delivered in the TE Basis and Admin roles.