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|Section 1: LSMW Overview|
What you will learn ?Preview
|This is my story of how I almost failed my first SAP implementation project without having an understanding of Data Migration. In that fateful project, I literally had to work 18 hours a day for one full week to learn LSMW and meeting the project deadlines. I am going to give you all that I learned during that project and everything else I learned during my data migration experience in subsequent projects.
|In this lecture, we are going to talk about the basic overview of the data migration process and explain the different data migration methods in SAP and explain LSMW from the point of view of data migration.
|Section 2: High Level Overview|
|In this lecture, I will breakdown the LSMW process into 4 simple steps and explain the significance of understanding the data source. I will explain different kinds of data sources and how data can be collated from multiple data sources.
In this lecture, I will explain a business scenario ( a simpler version of Customer Master Migration ) and relate it to the steps i have explained in the previous lecture
|Section 3: The 14 Steps|
|Projects, sub-projects and objects are a mandatory hierarchy that is required by SAP to categorize your LSMW scripts. I will explain why this is done by explaining how a typical project would be arrange - say in case of new projects, mergers, upgrades and so on
|The 14 odd steps in LSMW can be very daunting to anybody. But in reality, not all the steps are created equal - Things would be much easier to understand if you divide up your LSMW in 2 parts - The design part and the execution part. I will explain which of these steps fall under which section and how viewing LSMW from that perspective will make things look simpler
|Section 4: The devil is in the details - LSMW Design|
This is where the rubber meets the road - We will start doing the actual steps in LSMW to implement the business scenario ( Customer Master Data Migration using LSMW ) . I will talk about the import methods , recording, source structures, why we create them, source fields and their significance.
|Once the mechanism of getting data into SAP is designed, the subsequent step would be mapping the fields and design any transformations if required. I will talk about some shortcuts that can be used to simplify this like auto-field mappings and manual field mappings. I will also be discussing why we create the source fields and the role mappings and transformations play in the business scenario. I will also talk about some other business scenarios where additional mappings can be used.
|Section 5: Load her up - LSMW Data upload in Action|
File Preparation, upload and batch processes
|Section 6: Thats a Wrap|
Recap of what we learnt about Data Migration and LSMWPreview
|Section 7: Exercises|
Material Master Upload
I am an SAP SD functional consultant with roughly 12 years of experience in SAP. Teaching has been my passion since a long time and I have been teaching SAP since 2009. I have worked on countless projects in SAP in the US and the rest of the world. I have worked with major companies in the US like Apple, Wal-mart, Adidas, Adobe, Johnson & Johnson etc.
All along, I have worked with numerous SAP consultants with skills that range from absolute rookie to SAP platinum consultants. And the one thing that I found lacking in many beginner level consultants is a lack of proper training. They were just 1 step away from being a good quality SAP consultant. This gap can be easily be filled with high quality training.
SAP, just like any other packaged software can best be learned by example. This has been the focus of all my trainings - Examples and correlating them to real-time scenarios. Once you learn how to co-relate a particular piece of configuration with a real time example, you can become as good as an experienced consultant.