Manual Activities and Non-Transport Deployments can be used within ActiveControl to manage non-transportable changes and activity whilst still enforcing an approval and audit process.
Manual Activities are manual work that does not relate to a specific transport. eg Locking Users at the start of a Project deployment. Manual activities generate a Manual Step against a dummy blank transport. This manual step needs to be “completed” at the appropriate point(s) in the Path as an audit that the work was performed.
Creation of Manual Activities / Non-Transport Deployments
Manual Activities and Non-SAP Deployments are created via the ‘Add’ button within the Transport Forms tile.
You must give the manual item a description, and then populate a Transport Form for the item.
The Manual Activity or Non-Transport change is essentially handled as a manual step on a ‘dummy’ transport which does not get imported anywhere.
Figure: Creating a Manual Activity.