To configure a Consolidate Import Queue:
- Create a Target in Transport Expresso for the SAP system that you wish to show a consolidated view for. This Target cannot have any control points configured. To act as a CIQ, this Target must have the configuration option below set:
- Configure the Import Options for the CIQ target.
- In each of the individual Targets that make up this CIQ, the configuration options below must be entered. I.e. you need to point each individual target for the SAP system to the relevant CIQ target:
- If you want the CIQ to be displayed within the individual paths, select the consolidated queue visible check box. When looking at the path in the GUI, you will see the CIQ as a child object to the individual Import Queue.
- If you want to display the CIQ as part of a path (i.e. separately and not visible within the individual paths), create a path as normal, but set the path status to:
This will allow you to show this and any other CIQ’s as separate entities in the GUI Path/Target view but not allow transport forms to be created for them as these should still use the individual paths:
Once a CIQ has been configured in Transport Expresso, it will automatically show all transports waiting in the Import Queue of each related individual Target. In the screen shot above, the T01 CIQ has been configured to show all the transports in both the ‘BT QA Test’ T01 Target and the ‘BT Project Test’ T01 Target. It shows that there are 16 transports and 2 transports waiting in each of the respective Import Queues. Therefore the CIQ is showing 18 transports. The order in which Transport Expresso imports the transports in a CIQ is dependent on the Import Options configuration of the CIQ Target.
To import the transports in release order, the import options for the CIQ Target and all the related Targets must have the same configuration:
To import the transports in the same order as a previous system, the CIQ Target should have something selected for the configuration option above. It does not matter which Target is selected here, as the actual ‘previous system’ that Transport Expresso will check is the one configured in each individual Target that makes up the CIQ.