Solution Manager Implementation
CONTENT VALID FOR SAP SOLUTION MANAGER 7.1
The transaction SOLAR_PROJECT_ADMIN is where you’ll maintain the main data and configuration attributes of your projects. There you’ll be able to create and manage Implementation, Template, Optimization, Safeguarding, Upgrade and Maintenance projects.
For further information about the project types, please check http://help.sap.com/saphelp_sm70ehp1_sp26/helpdata/en/ba/38c93a37c59122e10000000a114084/frameset.htm
When you first access the SOLAR_PROJECT_ADMIN, you find the Project overview, where are listed all your projects. In this screen you’re able to create, display, edit or transport projects.
When you access a project just after its creation or to edit it in SOLAR_PROJECT_ADMIN, you’ll find in a new screen some tabs with it’s attributes and configurations.
The required data in SOLAR_PROJECT_ADMIN is the following:
● Project Language (General Data Tab - cannot be changed later)
● Definition of the Project System Landscape, used for subsequent navigation in managed systems (System Landscape tab)
● Distribution of IMG projects in the managed systems and creation of the transport requests in the managed systems, used for configuration and customizing distribution. (System Landscape tab, IMG Projects subtab)
● Project transport details, used for template projects whose templates are to be reused in other systems (Transp. Requests tab)
● Create, release, transport templates, only for template projects (Templates tab)
Here is shown the main attributes of the project as person responsible or language.
Further information about General Data tab on http://help.sap.com/saphelp_sm70ehp1_sp26/helpdata/en/be/70c83aa96a485ae10000000a114084/frameset.htm
In this tab you have control of the Business Blueprint lock and it’s node tabs:
This tab allows you to select the templates to be used in the project( further information in Template Projects ).
Similar to the ‘template selection’ tab, but in this one you select the roadmaps/flavors you want to use in your project.
In this tab you can select the Industrial scope of your project.
In this tab you’re able to select the country scope of your project.
Further information about Scope tab on http://help.sap.com/saphelp_sm70ehp1_sp26/helpdata/en/1a/43c93a37c59122e10000000a114084/frameset.htm
°Proj. Team Member:
This tab is used to assign the team members working on this project. It is possible to set their role in the project and contact. You can also use this tab to restrict the changes of the nodes of your project to these team member.
Team members whom you assign to the project on this tab, are displayed in a selection list when you enter task-specific administrative data in the following project phases or transactions:
● Roadmap Project Team Members tab
● Business Blueprint: Administration tab
● Configuration: Administration, Configuration and Development tabs
This tab is the place where you’ll set which systems will be used in the project by assgining the logical components in this tab.
In this tab you can set a central repository for some objects like manual test cases, external applications, and eCATT test configurations. This will help you to organize your central objects storing it in a specific repository that can be accessed by RFC connection.
Here you generate and access remotely IMG projects and its views. You’ll be able to navigate through the IMG in a managed system.
Important: To access the IMG project is very important that the trusted RFC set to logical component used is correctly working.
Further information of this tab on http://help.sap.com/saphelp_sm70ehp1_sp26/helpdata/en/83/3d88bc9d724579998a1d2a7857246b/frameset.htm
This tab is used by change request area, please check the Change Request Wiki at http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/SM/Change+Request+Management
Only for Template projects you'll find the tab 'Templates' in SOLAR_PROJECT_ADMIN, in this tab will be maintained every template contained in this project and it's visibility to the projects. After creating a Template there, its visibility will automatically show a red light, this means it is in private state, so this template is not yet usable for projects and can be fully edited.
Please check the Template Projects page at http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/SM/Template+Projects
Further information about Templates tab at http://help.sap.com/saphelp_sm70ehp1_sp26/helpdata/en/57/6934946046174a891ab1363c1d391a/frameset.htm
This tab is responsible for monitoring the project progress according to its milestones or the ones defined in the Roadmap.
This tab is used just to enter data about organizational units which you use in your project. It is important to have in mind that is not possible to analyze this data in the Project Analysis.
Under this tab, you’ll find four tabs to “Status Values”, “keywords”, “Documentation Types” and “Tabs”. To create or change status values, keywords and documentation types (all set in the three first tabs), you’ll need authorization for the authorization object S_PROJECTS.
The status values maintained here are the status used in the project structure. You can maintain and organize the process of each node of your structure using the status maintained here.
The keywords created and maintained here can be used to help finding specific objects and structure nodes of your project. They’re very helpful when using solar_eval transaction to find and analyze the content of the projects.
In this tab you’ll maintain the documentation types and use it in your project for your documents. It allows you to create and maintain your own documents schema and create templates for any specific type of document.
Fort further specific information on how to create and maintain the status, keywords and doc. Types mentioned above, please check the URL http://help.sap.com/saphelp_sm70ehp1_sp26/helpdata/en/da/dedd3aeedb7445e10000000a114084/frameset.htm
This tab sets which tabs are available in each phase of your project, for both blueprint (solar01) and configuration (solar02) phases.
This tab can be found in template projects, It allow you to control the transport requests and the standard package for objects in this project.
The process to delete a project is very simple. You just need to be in the initial screen of SOLAR_PROJECT_ADMIN, then:
- Select the project to be deleted
- Go to option "Project -> Delete"
- Choose whether you also want to delete the associated project documentation, in the following dialog box.
Important: When you're about to delete the project, you'll be able to select the project documentation deletion flag. If you select this flag, all documents inside the project will be deleted, otherwise the project will be deleted but the folder containing the documents well be kept.
Another important point is that if a document is being used in any other project, it cannot be deleted. The folder of the project, that contain its documents can only be deleted if it is empty(check the wiki page "Documents in Solar01 and Solar02" , in the session "STORING DOCUMENTS IN KNOWLEDGE WAREHOUSE FOLDERS" for further information about the project folder).
When you delete a project, the system will generate a background job to delete the documents, the log of the background job will show a list of all document that couldn't be deleted because are still linked in another project. To delete these documents you have to delete all the links in other projects that points to these documents, and after that, run the background job again in the transaction SM37. The system will prompt a message asking if you want to delete the project, which you just need to confirm.