SLT Réplication Server for Central Finance (cFIN) scenarios – Replication Content Update


Introduction

In this blog post we will discuss about Replication Content Update. We will see why it is a must to upload the latest CFIN content in SLT. Also, will talk about high level steps to check the current content version and related SAP Notes.

Background

Due to different release cycles of Simple Finance and DMIS add-on it can happen that the content delivered for the Central Finance replication does not fit to the replication interfaces in the Central Finance system. Therefore, SAP recommend to install the current content version.

e.g. : If you upgrade the SLT system from a version before DMIS 2011 SP12 to DMIS2011 SP12 or higher the content update is mandatory to avoid duplicate errors in AIF (same applies for respective S/4HANA versions).

There are separate CFIN contents available for non-AVL tables (CFIN_ACCHD, COBK, AUFK, etc.) and AVL tables (VBAK, VBRK, EKKO and RBKP). Besides, if the source is non – SAP, additionally we have to upload content for non-SAP source systems to update the staging area in SLT.

Details

When we “Copy pre-defined load and Replication Objects” in SLT, “Project” field will always be “REPL_CFIN”. It is the “Subproject” field which is separate for non-AVL, AVL or non-SAP source systems.

Source Tables Project Sub-project Comments Reference SAP Note
SAP NON-AVL REPL_CFIN REPL_CFIN Required for Non-AVL tables 2154420
SAP AVL REPL_CFIN REPL_CFIN_AS Required for AVL tables 3013315
Non – SAP NON-AVL REPL_CFIN REPL_CFIN Required for Non-AVL tables 2610660
Non – SAP AVL REPL_CFIN REPL_CFIN_AS Required for AVL tables 2610660
Non – SAP REPL_CFIN REPL_CFIN_ST Additionally required only when source is Non-SAP 2610660
SAP AVL (EKKO) REPL_CFIN REPL_CFIN_SRC Additionally required only when EKKO table is also migrated to the target CFIN system 3013315

The content to be uploaded are available via SAP notes mentioned in the above table. Which content to select and upload in SLT is decided by the S/4 HANA version of the target CFIN system.

To install the current content version, download the respective content and upload it in the SAP LT Replication Server using program “DMC_UPLOAD_OBJECT”. Do not change the names of the downloaded files, otherwise program DMC_UPLOAD_OBJECT might not work. The upload program has two parameters. For the first parameter the path to the list file (*_LIST.TXT) in the second parameter the path to the data file (*_DATA_xxx.txt).

Also, it is always advisable to check regularly that the current content versions are uploaded in the SLT system. Refer note 3196293 – How to check the current Central Finance replication content version on an SLT system ? – SAP ONE Support Launchpad for checking the current content version in SLT system and compare it with the latest content available via notes mentioned in the above table. If the version is not latest then re-upload the contents as required based on tables and source system type.

Conclusion

It is utmost important to upload the latest CFIN content to make sure your CFIN landscape is consistent. This will ensure data loads and replications are consistent.

Supporting documentation and information :

SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server | SAP Help Portal

2154420 – SAP LT Replication Server for SAP Central Finance – SAP ONE Support Launchpad

3013315 – Central Finance: Installation and Configuration for Accounting View of Logistics Information (AVL) – SAP ONE Support Launchpad

2610660 – SAP LT Replication Server for Central Finance – Third-Party System Integration 1709, FPS 2 and 1809 – SAP ONE Support Launchpad

2831035 – DMIS 2011 / DMIS 2018 / S/4HANA – Correction for Report DMC_UPLOAD_OBJECT – SAP ONE Support Launchpad

3196293 – How to check the current Central Finance replication content version on an SLT system ? – SAP ONE Support Launchpad

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