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This page focuses on how to add or remove parameters. How to set operators and how to upload settings from a file (csv format).

  1. Create a target system
    In Target System Maintenance choose one system of type ABAP as a reference and use as filter ABAP_INSTANCE_PAHI. If the reference systems contains several instance you may see more than on config store, but choose only one config store ABAP_INSTANCE_PAHI. As soon as you selected one config store (check box in column Selected) button "Create Target System from selected Stores" becomes active. Using that button start a popup which allows to save the content now as a target system.
    Note: It's not possible to limit the content of the config store here, that's only possible in Target System Maintenance -> Edit.

    Enter a system ID and a description for the target system.
  2. Delete all parameters
    Now move to Target System Maintenance -> Edit and select the target system you have just created. You may enter the system id in field Long SID and choose button "Display selection" which then only display the system matching the entered system id (wildcard is *). Or you choose button "Display All" and then selected the target system from the Select Target System table.

    Clicking on column "Store Name" in table "Config Stores Of Target System: <system id>, it displays the config store content.

    Delete operation can be performed using the trash can icons.
    That one deletes all marked lines (check box in column Seleted). The other one deletes all unmarked one. So the fastest way to delete all items is to use icon: .
    Note: You can't save it completely empty, at least one config item needs to be there (so do it after 3 or leave one item for the time being).
  3. Add a parameter manually
    To add a parameter manually use icon:
    It creates an empty line as first row.
    Enter in column Parameter the parameter name.
    In column Value Low the parameter value.
    In column Operator between Parameter and Value Low you can set the rule you would like to use by choosing an operator.
    Note: Value High is only active for operator Between
    Now save the config store using icon: .
    Checking the parameter against the source system is possible here using the icon:
    It displays in column "Comparison Value" the current value of the source system (displayed in field "Comparison Store") and in column Test the compliance result.
  4. Add a parameter from the source system
    To add a parameter using the parameter of the source systems as input help is available using this icon:
    It opens a popup which allows to filter and select items and transfer selected items to the config store:

    In this example I filtered for all parameter starting with login/ and containing password.
    As soon as you check at least one item in column Select, button "Add selected entries to Target Sytem" gets active. Using it transfers the selected parameter to the target config store.
    Note: You see only those items which are not in the config store of the target system.
  5. Upload parameter from a file
    To upload parameter from a file is available using this icon:  
    It opens a popup which allows basically two things:
    1. Get template
      Downloads a template into Excel which contains the column structure of the config store. In this example it would be PARAMETER / VALUE.
      So if have already a list containing parameter you would like to validate you could copy the content into the corresponding columns of the template.
      When finished you need to store it as csv file  (File -> Save As -> Save as type CSV (MS-DOS) (*.csv)).
    2. Import from .CSV
      Allow to choose the csv file and upload it.
  6. Change operators for several lines at once
    To change operators and values for several items at once is available using this icon:
    It allows to select for which columns which operator (and value) should be set.

    Checking "Apply bot Operators and Value Low / High" allows to enter values in column Value Low / High and then those values also transferred to the config store.

Note: Starting with SP6 it changes only selected lines (check box in column Sel. in which it shows the config store content) before it changes all lines.

Run Validation Report

You may use icon: 
 as shortcut to run a validation report. It takes you into tab report execution and the target system you are working on is already selected as target system for reporting.

To get a report output you need to perform 3 more steps.

  • Choose comparison systems
  • Choose a web template from operator validation
  • Start operator validation

Choose comparison systems

You have two option doing this. You can put systems into what we call a comparison list using tab Comparison List Maintenance. It just saves time to enter systems again, again as input. So that advisable if you going to do it more often. To use one you need to select one in Choose systems for comparison -> Display -> System lists.
But if you want to go quickly  ahead you can add system using the BW query popup once the report has started. So if you want to do this don't check the box called "Suppress query variables popup" and you can enter system id's  via the BW query popup. It supports you also with an input help, check the systems you would like to validate and transfer those. Or otherwise use Insert Row on line Comparison System to add new input fields and enter SID manually  (just use the SID no need to enter the instance number normally).

Choose a web template from operator validation

In tray Operator validation report choose report 0TPL_0SMD_VCA2_CITEMS_REF. It's shows all configuration items in the first drill down (compliance, non-compliant, Item not found, etc) and you can do filtering via the Navigation Block then.

Start operator validation

To start the reporting hit the link "Start operator validation reporting". Depending on setting of the check box "Suppress query variables pop-up" the reporting stops for more input or display the final result. If you want to add input parameter manually as mentioned for the comparison systems don't check it. Once you are in the pop-up button Execute runs the query then.

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