Starting an Import
Before you import all requests in the import queue into an R/3 System, you must ensure that no users are working in this R/3 System. Therefore inform your users about the import times early on by creating a system message, for example.
To prevent change requests from being placed in the import queue shortly before the import, and therefore perhaps being imported unintentionally, SAP recommends closing the import queue before the import.
To import all requests in the import queue, proceed as follows:
This takes you to the import overview.
This takes you to the import queue of the selected R/3 System.
Requests shown in color are not imported. This does not apply to preliminary imports.
The Start Import dialog box appears.
The target client and the logon language are irrelevant here.
The TMS now starts the transport control program in the target system. So that your session is not blocked for the duration of the entire import, tp is started in the background. You now receive a message that the import has been started.
As long as the import is running, this is indicated in the import overview by the icon. After the import, the import queue is opened again automatically by the transport control program.
The following tools are available for monitoring the import: