SAP LSMW Training - in Plain English
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SAP LSMW Training - in Plain English

LSMW is the gold standard tool used by functional consultants to migrate data into SAP.
4.4 (203 ratings)
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Created by Siva Prasad
Last updated 1/2014
Price: Free
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be well versed with the basics of Data Migration
  • Get a hands-on expertise in LSMW
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  • None. However, having access to an SAP Server will make the understanding of LSMW much better

** Disclaimer ** -  

  1. I do NOT do Live Training. SAP is a registered trademark of SAP AG in Germany and many other countries. I am NOT associated with SAP.
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Imagine you are an SAP Functional Consultant and your project's realization phase is done. Now you need to migrate 100,000 Customer records from your legacy system ( say Salesforce ) to SAP. How would you do it ? LSMW is the gold standard tool used by SAP functional consultants to migrate mass amounts of data into SAP. LSMW stands for Legacy System Migration Workbench . The name definitely sounds complicated, but believe me - I am going to make it look so simple that you will have fun doing it !! Ciao in the course..

Who is the target audience?
  • SAP Functional Consultants
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
LSMW Overview
3 Lectures 24:20
What you will learn ?

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.
How I first learnt about LSMW

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.
What is LSMW ?
High Level Overview
2 Lectures 20:11
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.
LSMW Process Overview

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

Business Scenario Setup
The 14 Steps
2 Lectures 13:24
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
Project and Sub-Project Setup

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
Simplify the 14 Steps
The devil is in the details - LSMW Design
2 Lectures 25:30

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. 

Import Method and Source Strucures

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.
Source Fields, mappings and Transformations
Load her up - LSMW Data upload in Action
1 Lecture 17:12
File Preparation, upload and batch processes
Thats a Wrap
1 Lecture 08:28
Recap of what we learnt about Data Migration and LSMW
1 Lecture 00:02
Material Master Upload
About the Instructor
Siva Prasad
4.4 Average rating
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11,268 Students
6 Courses
SAP Trainer and Consultant

I am an SAP SD/MM 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.