A transport path is a hierarchy of target SAP systems, determining the systems that a transport request will be imported into and in what order. The transport path also determines whether changes need to be approved and/or tested.
Each transport request is associated with a single transport path when the transport form is completed. The transport path is usually selected automatically, according to the default settings made here, and ensures that transport requests are imported into the same systems, keeping the landscape in sync.
Usually only one transport path is necessary per development stream. For example, you might have one transport path for transporting between the development, test and production R/3 systems, and another transport path for transporting between the development, test and production BW systems.
The following sections describe each of the transport path properties and then explain how to add targets to a transport path and set target-specific options.
Click on the New Transport Path toolbar button or File | New | Transport Path menu option to create a new transport path.