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Solution Manager Implementation

CONTENT VALID FOR SAP SOLUTION MANAGER 7.1

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to present the concept and usage of the Configuration folder in transaction SOLAR02, and also show how to add content to it according to your project.

Overview

The configuration folder, in transaction SOLAR02, can be used to store and define configuration content for the configuration phase of the project. It can use predefined scenarios and processes delivered by SAP or define different configuration's structures manually according to the business requirements.

Definition

Business Process Configuration related to a structure item (Scenario, Business Process, Process Step) is done in the blueprint structure. The Configuration settings related to more than one structure item, should be maintained in the configuration folder, which is placed on the top left side of the business process structure in transaction SOLAR02.


 

In general, the settings maintained in this area are basic system settings that should be performed before you start to define the configuration for your scenarios and business processes. (e.g. : Setting up connectivity between an SAP CRM and an SAP ERP system.) Also in the configuration folder you can document settings that cannot be assigned to a structure object (e.g.: Authorization information).

In summary, the settings stored here can be seen as a prerequisite to business process configuration.

Important: The number of levels in the technical configuration folder is not restricted, so you can build a structure without size limitations.

Usage

The configuration structures are delivered by SAP with SAP predefined reference scenarios and processes (BPR content or templates), but you’re free to define it according to your needs.

When in the structure tab, in the “configuration element” column for a new element, press F4 (be sure that the drop box for source is set to Business Process Repository). There is the possibility to restrict the structure scope to your business scenarios and industries. When doing so, there is a useful filter to help you during the process. When selecting the structure elements you want to import from BPR, you’ll see a button in the bottom of the window, named “scenarios” and it’ll have a status as “inactive” or “active”. This will restrict the available scenarios in order to show only the relevant ones.

When set to “active”, the Scenario-specific filter for the Business Process Repository allows one to see only those configuration structure elements which are part of the scenario configured for the selected project. At the same time, the Industry-specific filter allows one to choose which elements to display based on selected industries.

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SAP Note 1098467 : Configuration folder in maintenance proj cannot be changed