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Table of content

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Table of content
1 IMG Structure Maintenance (BC-CUS)
1.1 The IMG Structure
1.2 Create IMG Structure
1.2.1 Create IMG Activity
1.2.2 Assign IMG Documentation
1.2.3 Maintaining Attributes
1.2.4 Create Maintenance Objects
1.2.5 Reusing Objects
1.2.6 Customizing in a Productive System
1.3 Change IMG Structure
1.4 Display IMG Structure
1.5 Transport IMG Structure
1.6 Using IMG Structures
1.6.1 Print IMG Structure
1.6.2 Searching in the IMG
1.6.3 Manage favorites
1.6.4 Create IMG Structure View
1.6.5 Translate Node Texts
1.7 Other IMG Structure Maintenance Functions
1.8 IMG Enhancement

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1 IMG Structure Maintenance (BC-CUS)


Purpose
SAP provides the SAP Reference IMG to help customers to setup (customize) their SAP System for their requirements. The SAP Reference IMG contains all
IMG activities and their documentation, arranged by application components.
To structure the customizing procedure, project groups in the company create a set of customizing projects, in which they reduce the SAP Reference IMG to the
required customizing settings. The company can choose a set of countries and components as a reduction criterion, or select individual activities from the
complete IMG manually. These company-oriented projects are called project IMGs. Views of project IMGs, which contain for example only critical IMG activities,
can be created for further structuring. You can collect project views by specified attributes. These attributes are assigned to IMG activities in the implementation
guide (IMG).
See also
Customizing projects.

Features
Technically, the SAP Reference IMG is a set of Hypertext structures.
Each Hypertext or IMG structure contains customizing settings and their documentation.

1.1 The IMG Structure


An IMG structure comprises structure nodes and IMG activities. Structure nodes structure the hierarchy levels, IMG activities have contents.
Example: IMG structure General settings

The Currencies node is a structure node. It is a container for several IMG activities, e.g. Check Currency Codes .

Use
Technically an IMG structure is an object comprising the following subobjects:
IMG activity
Documentation object
Attributes
Maintenance object
All objects, including the structure, are in the
object catalog TADIR, in which all development objects are managed.
Each object is assigned to a package. The package controls translation and transport. Each package has an original system which should also contain the original
of its objects.

IMG structure as object with subobjects

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IMG activity
You can make customizing settings in IMG activities. The IMG activity is linked to the transaction which makes and describes customizing settings.
An IMG activity is characterized by the following objects:
Documentation
Attributes
Maintenance objects
Documentation object
All structure nodes contain documentation. Documentation objects which describe structure nodes have the documentation class CHAP , those which describe
an IMG activity, SIMG .
Attributes
Attributes characterize and specify an IMG activity. Structure nodes have no attributes. You can show attributes, e.g. Activity importance, in the IMG structure
under Additional information .
You can create project views from attributes, in the
Customizing project management.
Maintenance objects
You can go from an IMG activity to the customizing settings via the maintenance object. A maintenance object is defined by a customizing object, the object type,
and the associated transaction.
You can also address software enhancements which were defined by the application development and programmed by the customer, via the maintenance object.
See also
Creating an IMG structure.

1.2 Create IMG Structure


Choose Tools Hypertext Structures IMG structures in the SAP menu or enter the transaction SIMGH in the command field.
You go to the Edit IMG structures screen.
Enter the original language of the structure in the Language field.
Choose IMG structure Create .
Enter the structure title in the Explanatory text field in the Create IMG structure: Enter name dialog box and click ENTER .
Assign the structure to a package and save it in a transport request.
Position the cursor on the displayed structure nodes. You can now create a structure in the following ways:
1. Enter a structure node (with doc. class CHAP ) one level lower
2. Enter an IMG activity (with doc. class SIMG ) one level lower
3. Enter an IMG structure one level lower
a) Enter structure node

b) Enter IMG activity

c) Enter IMG structure

Choose Edit Nodes Enter structure nodes


One level lower.

Choose Edit Nodes Enter IMG activity One Choose Edit Nodes Enter IMG structure
level lower.
One level lower.

Enter the node name in the IMG structure node


dialog box.

Enter an ID and an IMG activity name.

Enter the name of the structure in the Link to a


structure dialog box.
You can use the search function to find a structure of
which you only know part of the name.

Assign an existing document or create a new one


with the Create pushbutton.
See also
Assign IMG documentation.

See also
Working with IMG structures.

Create attributes and a maintenance object for the


IMG activity. See also
Create IMG activity.

7. You can now enter more structure nodes at the same level or one level lower. Position the cursor on the node below which you want to enter the new node.
Repeat the steps in the table as often as required.

Only structure nodes can have subnodes.


8. Save the structure with Implementation guide Save .

1.2.1 Create IMG Activity


Prerequisites
You have opened an IMG structure in change mode.
An IMG activity can only be inserted below a structure node, or at the same level, below another IMG activity.

Procedure
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Position the cursor on the structure node under which you want to insert a new IMG activity.
To insert the IMG activity at the same level, choose Edit Node Insert IMG activity At same level , or choose the
To insert the IMG activity one level lower, choose Edit Node Insert IMG activity As subnode , or choose the

pushbutton.
pushbutton.

Enter a technical ID and a name for the IMG activity.


The name should concisely indicate the IMG activity. This IMG activity name appears in the structure. The ID can be shown in the structure display with
Additional information Additional information Show key IMG activity .
IMG activity ID and name example
IMG activity ID: SIMG_CFMENUSAPCOY05 , Name: Maintain calendar

You can also insert existing IMG activities in the structure. Click on the Assign other activity icon to the right of the ID input field. Enter the ID of
the existing IMG activity or other search criteria in the following dialog box, and choose Search (Continue) .
Mark an activity and choose Copy .
An existing IMG activity is already linked to a document, attributes and a maintenance object. This link is retained when you choose the IMG
activity.
See also
Reusing objects.
4. Only mark the Organizational activity field if it is for information only, not a system setting. An organizational activity has documentation and attributes, but
no maintenance object, and cannot be performed.
Organizational activity example: Create calculation rules for averages

5. Save the IMG activity with IMG activity Save .

Result
You can then assign or create documents, maintain attributes and create a maintenance object.

1.2.2 Assign IMG Documentation


Prerequisites
You have opened the IMG structure in change mode and created an IMG activity.

Procedure
Choose the Document tab in the Assigned objects
group box .
If you want to create a new document for the IMG activity, enter a name for the document and choose Create .
The name can contain alphanumeric characters and the special character "_".
You go to the text editor. Specify a package class when you save the text. You return to the previous initial screen with Back .
3. To use an existing document, choose the Assign other document pushbutton to the right of the document name. Choose an existing document and choose
Copy .
4. Save the changes with IMG activity Save .

Maintaining Attributes
Prerequisites
You have opened an IMG structure in change mode and created an IMG activity. Attributes can only be maintained for IMG activities. Structure nodes have no
attributes. You can create Customizing projects in the project management by selecting attributes.

Procedure
1. +Choose the Attributes tab in the Assigned objects group box.
2. If you want to create a new attribute group for an activity, enter an attribute group ID and name.

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To use an existing attribute group, choose the Assign other attributes pushbutton to the right of the ID field. Choose an attribute group and choose Copy .
For further information about using the same attribute group for several activities, see Reusing objects.
3. Maintain the business attributes.
Assign an ASAP Roadmap node to your IMG activity and assign attributes for the whether the IMG activity is necessary or critical.
4. Specify the country-dependency. When you have selected either invalid for specified countries or only valid for specified countries , a country selection
window appears.
In this case the Customizing is country-specific attribute is also set automatically. If you have set the Valid for all countries attribute, you should specify
whether the IMG activity has country-specific Customizing settings.
5. Assign one or more application components. Possible entries help is available.
If you specify several application components, you must link them with a logical operator: "O" is an AND/OR relationship, "A" is an AND relationship and
"N" is not equal.

The component relationship HLA0006433 O HLA0009600 means that the IMG activity is in one component or the other or both.
6. Save your entries with the Save attributes pushbutton at the bottom of the Attribute tab.

1.2.4 Create Maintenance Objects


Use
You can go from an IMG activity to a customizing transaction via the maintenance object. A maintenance object is defined by the associated customizing object, a
transaction and its transaction type. Customizing objects are managed in the table OBJH, which also contains their attributes. If the maintenance object is defined
as a Business Add-In , the customer can link to a program enhancement (user exit) at this point in the IMG.

Prerequisites
You have opened an IMG structure in change mode and created an IMG activity.

Procedure
Choose the Maintenance objects tab in the Assigned objects group box .
If you want to create a new maintenance object, enter an object ID and name.
To use an existing maintenance object, choose the Assign other maintenance object (first symbol to the right of the ID field).
For further information about using the same maintenance object for several activities, see
Reusing objects.
Flag the maintenance object as a Customizing object under Maintenance object type .
Enter a customizing object under Assigned objects .
You can search for customizing objects with the F4 key.
Enter the customizing object type.
This information is in the table OBJH which you can display in the transaction SOBJ.
Enter the customizing settings transaction code.
If the customizing object is a view, enter the View maintenance transaction code SM30 here, if it is a View cluster, enter the View cluster maintenance transaction
code SM34. Avoid using individual transactions if possible.
Save your entries with the Save maintenance object pushbutton at the bottom of the Maintenance objects tab.
Save the IMG activity with IMG activity Save .

Result
You have created the IMG activity and can now test the jump to customizing settings.

1.2.5 Reusing Objects


One of the main advantages of IMG structure maintenance is that you can reuse all elements of an IMG activity. You can include a complete IMG activity in the
IMG structure as often as you like, or reuse certain parts of an IMG activity (documentation, attributes and maintenance object). Enter the object ID in the ID field.
Reuse of objects example:

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Nodes 1 and 2 have different IMG activities with their own documents, attributes and maintenance objects. Node 3 contains another IMG activity which comprises
the documentation of activity 1, the attributes of activity 2 and its own maintenance object. Node 4 does not have its own IMG activity, the complete activity which
is assigned to node 1 is also assigned to node 4.

When you edit an activity or its objects:


The changes affect all nodes which use the object. If you want to reuse an existing IMG activity, the system warns you that it is also used by other
nodes.
Check the where-used list before changing attributes or maintenance objects, to see whether the object is used in other nodes. If this is the case,
ensure that your changes do not violate the requirements of the other nodes. If in doubt, create a new object.
Object where-used lists
You can create a where-used list for an IMG activity, attributes and maintenance objects, to determine whether an object is used more than once in an IMG
structure.
Proceed as follows:
Attribute where-used list

Maintenance object where-used list

IMG activity where-used list

1. To check in which IMG activity a specified


attribute combination occurs, choose
Environment Edit attributes in the IMG
structure maintenance initial screen.

1. To check in which IMG activity a specified


maintenance object occurs, choose
Environment Edit maintenance objects in
the IMG structure maintenance initial screen.

1. To check the IMG structure locations at which


a specified IMG activity occurs, choose
Environment Edit IMG activities in the
IMG structure maintenance initial screen.

2. Enter the attribute combination ID in the


Customizing-Attribute field and choose
Utilities Where-used list .

2. Enter the maintenance object ID in the


Maintenance object field and choose
Utilities Where-used list .

2. Enter the IMG activity ID in the IMG activity


field and choose Utilities Where-used
list .

You can display a list of existing attributes in the


possible entries help.

3. All IMG activities which use the specified


attribute combination are displayed.

You can display a list of existing maintenance


objects in the possible entries help.

You can display a list of existing IMG activities in


the possible entries help.

3. All IMG activities which use the specified


maintenance object are displayed.

3. The IMG structure which uses the specified


IMG activity is displayed with the IMG
activity.

1.2.6 Customizing in a Productive System


Use
Customizing settings must not be changed during productive operation, so the productive system is locked for customizing. There are, however, certain cases in
which customizing settings must nevertheless be made in the productive system (e.g. enter currency exchange rates). SAP provides ongoing settings , with
which the customer can make customizing settings from the productive system, for this case.

Prerequisites
The Ongoing settings flag is set in the transaction SOBJ for the customizing object used in the maintenance object. This flag is in the object header data.

Features
When a maintenance object is created in SIMGH, a parameter transaction, which is usually not displayed, is generated when it is saved. When you enter a
customizing object which is flagged as ongoing settings in SOBJ, as maintenance object in the transaction SIMGH, the parameter transaction is displayed in the
IMG activity header data. To be able to make customizing settings from the productive system, you must put this parameter transaction in the appropriate area
menu with the transaction SE43.

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Activities
Enter the transaction code SE43 in the command field.
Enter the area menu in which the ongoing settings are to be put, or choose one from the possible entries help.
(The name of the area menu is under System Status in the Program field in each application.)
Choose Area menu Change .
Expand the area menu structure and position the cursor on the menu item under which the ongoing settings are to be inserted.
Choose Edit Insert menu entry One level lower or At the same level .
Enter a menu text and the parameter transaction from the IMG activity header data, in the Make new entries window.
Choose Insert entries (Enter).
Save the changed area menu structure.
You can test the jump to the customizing tables in display mode.

1.3 Change IMG Structure


Use
You can change IMG structures at any time. You can:
Create nodes
Delete nodes
Edit nodes
Move nodes in the IMG structure
insert nodes from the buffer.

Prerequisites
You have already created one or more IMG structures.

Procedure
Mark the structure you want to edit, in your Favorites.
Choose the original language of the structure.
Choose IMG structure Change or the IMG structure Change pushbutton .
Create nodes
You can put structure nodes and IMG activities in the existing structure. Proceed as described under
Create IMG Structure.
Delete nodes
Position the cursor on the node which you want to delete from the structure.
To delete several nodes at the same time, position the cursor on each node and choose Edit Node Select .

If you delete a structure node, (documentation class CHAP), all its subnodes in the structure are also deleted.
Choose Edit Node Delete or the Delete (selected) nodes pushbutton.
The selected nodes are deleted from the structure without confirmation prompt.
Edit nodes
Position the cursor on the node which you want to edit and choose Edit Nodes Change or the Change nodes pushbutton.
You can edit structure node text or document, and IMG activity name, document, attributes or maintenance object.
Save the IMG activity changes with IMG activity Save .
Move nodes in the IMG structure
Choose a structure node which you want to move.

If you copy a structure node, (documentation class CHAP), all its subnodes are also moved.
To move several nodes at the same time, keep the CTRL key pressed while you select the nodes.
Drag the selected structure nodes to the new position in the IMG structure, keeping the left-hand mouse key pressed.
When you release the mouse key, you go to the How to Insert? dialog box, with the following options:
At the Same Level
As Subnode
3. Choose an entry.
Insert nodes from the buffer
This function copies structure nodes into a buffer and then to another location in the structure. The difference to moving nodes is that the original node is retained at

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its original location.


To copy nodes into the buffer:
1. Position the cursor on the node which you want to copy and choose Edit Nodes Select .

If you copy a structure node, (documentation class CHAP), all its subnodes are also copied.
2. Choose Edit Buffer Copy selected nodes .
The selected nodes are copied into the buffer and remain at their original location in the IMG structure.
3. Position the cursor on the node below which you want to enter the node from the buffer.
4. Choose Edit Buffer Insert At the same level or One level lower .
The selected nodes are copied from the buffer to the desired position in the IMG structure.

1.4 Display IMG Structure


You have the following display options as well as IMG structure display:
Display Document
Displaying IMG Activities
Positioning the Cursor
The IMG structure display form depends on your user-specific settings. You make these settings under Utilities Settings in the IMG structure maintenance
initial screen. See

Customizing settings.

Prerequisites
You are in the IMG structure maintenance and have created at least one IMG structure and put it in your Favorites.

Procedure
Display IMG Structure
1. Select the IMG structure you want to display, in your favorites.
2. Choose IMG structure Display or the Display IMG structure pushbutton .
Only the main node of the structure and the nodes in the first hierarchy level are displayed.
3. To expand the structure or parts of it:
a. position the cursor on the structure node which you want to expand. Choose Edit Expand all . (This function is not recommended, for performance
reasons. It is only partially available in Tree Control).
b. You can recognize a node which contains subnodes by a triangle symbol in Tree Control, or a folder symbol in list mode, to the left of the structure title.
Click on the symbol to expand the lower-level nodes. The symbol changes as soon as the structure is expanded. Click again to compress the structure.

Display Document
You can display the document name in the structure with Additional information Additional information Display key Document .
1. To display a structure node document, click on the Documentation symbol to the left of the node title.
The document is displayed in the selected editor.
2. Back goes back to the structure display.

Displaying IMG Activities


An IMG activity contains:
Documentation
Attributes
One or more maintenance object(s)
Process assignments (poss.)
You can display the IMG activity name in the structure with Additional information Additional information Display key IMG activity .
1. To display an IMG activity with all its objects, position the cursor on the node text in the hierarchy structure.
2. Choose Edit Display IMG activity.
The IMG activity is displayed with the tabs Document , Attributes , Maintenance object and Process assignments . You can go to change mode with :
Display <-> Change IMG activity .
3. Back goes back to the structure display.

Display process assignments


All processes to which the displayed IMG activity is assigned are listed in the Process assignments tab. you cannot change the process assignments here.
IMG activities are assigned to processes in the SAP Reference structure authoring environment. The SAP Reference structure is a hierarchical structure of all
elements which are relevant for the creation of your company Business Blueprint. One possible element in the SAP Reference structure is a process. Processes
show in detail how system functions are related chronologically and logically to perform a business task. The assignment of IMG activities to processes allows the
user to generate the Project IMG later from the Business Blueprint.
Procedure:
1. To display process assignments, click on the Process assignments tab .
2. Mark a process and choose the Display process symbol below the list .

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2. Mark a process and choose the Display process symbol below the list .
You go to the SAP Reference structure maintenance transaction where the selected process is displayed as a software module.

Position the Cursor


This function displays the hierarchy structure from the cursor position:
1. Position the cursor on the node title whose hierarchy you want to display.
2. Choose Edit Position or click on the Position pushbutton.
The selected node is displayed as the top node on the screen.
There are additional display functions. See:

Display Additional Information.

1.5 Transport IMG Structure


To transport an IMG structure into another system, mark it in the IMG structure maintenance initial screen.
Choose IMG structure Transport .
Specify an existing transport request with User request .
If you have no transport request, create one with Create request and save it.
Choose Continue .

1.6 Using IMG Structures


Use
The following IMG structure processing functions are described below:
Change IMG structure name
Put IMG structure in another IMG structure
Copy IMG structure
Delete IMG structure

Prerequisites
You have already created one or more IMG structures.

Procedure
Change IMG structure name
Mark the structure in your favorites.
Choose IMG structure Change name .
Enter the new structure name in the following window and choose Continue.
The structure appears with the new name in your favorites.
Put IMG structure in another IMG structure
The SAP Reference IMG comprises references to application area IMG structures. The IMG structure of an application area can be put in the SAP Reference
IMG when it is complete.
To refer to other existing IMG structures from an IMG structure:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Select an IMG structure in your favorites and choose IMG structure Change .
Position the cursor on the node in the displayed structure under which you want to put another IMG structure.
Choose Edit Note Insert IMG structure At the same level or One level lower .
Enter a name for the structure which you want to include, in the Link to a structure dialog box.

The structure is inserted as a new node with this name. The name need not be the actual structure name.
5. You can search for the structure to be inserted with the Find structure pushbutton.
6. Enter the title of the structure to be found, in the following window. You can partially specify the title and choose Execute .
The title of the structure found is displayed in a second window.
7. Click on Copy . The title is shown in the Link to a structure window.
8. Click on Copy again and save the structure change with Implementation guide Save.
The IMG structure included is only visible as a single structure node. It is only shown with all its nodes in display mode.
Copy IMG structure
Mark the structure in your favorites.
Choose IMG structure Copy .
Enter the title of the new structure and choose Continue under Explanatory text in the dialog box.
Assign a development class to the transport in the object catalog entry and save your entries.
The structure is copied and displayed with the new name under IMG structure .
Put the copied structure in your Favorites with the Add to Favorites pushbutton to the right of the structure title.

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If you logon to the system in another language than the original language of the IMG structure, you are asked whether you want to copy the IMG
structure in German or English. The system checks whether the texts exist in the selected language. If they are incomplete, the copy is cancelled.
Delete IMG structure
Select the IMG structure you want to delete, in your favorites.
Choose IMG structure Delete .
You can cancel the deletion up to this point.
To continue the deletion, confirm the prompt with Yes .
The entire IMG structure with all its nodes is deleted.

The IMG structure is deleted, not the individual objects, which may also be in other IMG structures.

1.6.1 Print IMG Structure


You can print all or part of an IMG structure.

Prerequisite
You are in display or change mode of the IMG structure maintenance (transaction SIMGH ).

Procedure
Print displayed structure
This function only works in list mode, not with Tree Control. You setup controls under Utilities Settings in the IMG structure maintenance initial screen. The
radio button Display structure with Tree Control must not be set.
In list mode you print the structure tree as it appears on the screen. Hidden subnodes (indicated by "+ " in the folder symbol to the left of the node) are not printed.
To print the IMG structure, choose Implementation guide Print Displayed structure .
Print nodes with all subnodes
This function prints a logical set of documents. The contents of the currently-selected node and all its subnodes are printed. A table of contents with pagenumbering is created and printed. The documents are numbered by their hierarchical position in the IMG structure.
1. To print a node with subnodes, position the cursor on the node.
2. Choose Implementation guide Print Nodes With subnodes .
Print one node
This function prints the contents of a node, a single document.
1. Position the cursor on the displayed structure node.
2. Choose Implementation guide Print Nodes Without subnodes .

1.6.2 Searching in the IMG


Searching for a string
Use Find to search for a character string within the structure titles of an IMG.
1. Choose Find in node texts in an IMG.
2. Enter the character string to be found.
You can enter only the first letters of the string. You do not need to enter wildcards (*). In addition, if you do this, you may get wrong results.
3. Choose Continue .
If only one occurrence of the string is found, the structure title found is highlighted in the IMG. If there are several occurrences of the string, they are
displayed in a hit list.
Displaying the Hit List
During the search process, the system generates a hit list that is not discarded before you log off the system. The hit list is user-specific.
1. To display this hit list, choose Find in node texts .
2. The system displays the Search node titles dialog box.
3. Choose Display last hit list .
This pushbutton is displayed only if you have run a search before and the system has generated a hit list.
The system displays another window that lists all terms found in the last search run.
Find Next
To continue searching, choose Find next . The system uses the last hit list generated to find the next occurrence of the string.
Creating a Text Index
To accelerate the search, you can generate a text index. The creation date of the index tells you if a text index has been created before. If the date field is empty,
no index has been created before.
To create a text index:
1. Choose Find in node texts .
2. The system displays the Search node titles dialog box.

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3. Choose Refresh search text index .


When a message tells you that the text index was successfully refreshed, the index has been generated. Creation date and time are entered in the section
Text index info .

1.6.3 Manage favorites


Use
The IMG structures which you use or choose are displayed under Favorites in the IMG structure maintenance initial screen. Every IMG structure which you
create is automatically put in your favorites. You can also put IMG structures which you did not create, in your favorites list.

Prerequisites
You are in the IMG structure maintenance and have created at least one IMG structure.

Procedure
Click on the Manage favorites pushbutton below the favorites.
A new window with the IMG structures which you have already selected is displayed.
You can:
1. Put more IMG structures in the favorites
2. Cut out or delete IMG structures from the favorites
3. Choose a function and confirm with Save favorites (Enter).
You can put the IMG structures found in the possible entries in your favorites with the Add to favorites pushbutton to the right of the IMG structure name.

1.6.4 Create IMG Structure View


Use
You want to create a view of an existing IMG structure, containing some areas of it. You can use the manual filter function to hide areas of the IMG structure.

Prerequisites
You are in the IMG structure maintenance and have created at least one IMG structure and put it in your Favorites.

Procedure
Mark the IMG structure of which you want to create a view, in your favorites.
Choose Edit Manual filter Create .
Enter a name for the view of the IMG structure in the following window, and choose Continue .
The IMG structure is displayed.
4. Choose the structure nodes for the IMG structure view. Position the cursor on a structure node and choose Edit Mark +/- or click on the Mark +/pushbutton.

All subnodes are also marked.


5. Create the view with Structure Generate or the Generate pushbutton.
6. Enter a package in the Create object catalog entry window and a transport request number in the following window.

Result
The view is created from the selected nodes. You can display the view in your favorites. You can edit the view via Edit Manual filter Change .

If you change the original structure after creating the view:


Notes deleted in the original structure are also deleted in the view.
New nodes in the original structure are not automatically in the view.
To keep the view up-to-date, you should update it after every original structure change.

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1.6.5 Translate Node Texts


You can translate all node title texts and the structure title into any language.

Prerequisites
You are in the IMG structure maintenance initial screen and have created at least one IMG structure.

Procedure
Mark the IMG structure to be translated in your Favorites and choose Utilities Translation .
Specify the source and target languages and choose Continue.
You go to the SAP translation interface where all node texts and the structure title are listed in the source language.
Enter the translated node text in the line above the source language.
If there is a translation proposal for the text, it is displayed for each node text. You can adopt the translation proposal with Proposal pool Copy proposal .
When you have translated all node texts, save them with Translation Save and save the translation in a transport request.

Result
If you logon to the system in the target language, the structure is displayed in this language.

1.7 Other IMG Structure Maintenance Functions


IMG structure header data
You can get management information about a selected structure under Goto IMG structure header data Display or Change in the IMG structure
maintenance initial screen. The management information contains the following data:
Creator and creation date of the structure
Changer and change date
Structure title
Original language
Structure and node types
Structure buffering
You can switch buffering on or off in change mode. When buffering is active when you save the IMG structure all nodes, texts and links are also saved in the
buffer to improve the performance of the structure display. You can refresh the contents of the buffer regularly with Edit Refresh buffer .
Object directory entry
You can display or change the object directory (TADIR) entry for a selected structure with Utilities Object directory entry . The object directory entry contains:
Object name
Package
Person responsible
Original system
Original language
You can display other structure attributes with the Object attributes icon.
Namespace names in IMG activities
This function goes to the system administration in the IMG. Customers can specify their own namespace under the node Specify namespace for report tree
migration and customer IMG activities if they want to create their own IMG activities in Customizing.
Extra processing of attributes, maintenance objects and IMG activities
Each IMG structure object can be edited either in the structure maintenance or in an extra transaction. The extra maintenance transactions have where-used lists
and delete functions in addition to the IMG structure editing functions.
To edit attributes, maintenance objects or IMG activities with the extra maintenance transaction, choose Environment Edit attributes, Environment Edit
maintenance objects or Environment Edit IMG activities in the IMG structure maintenance initial screen.

1.8 IMG Enhancement


Use
You want to enhance an IMG structure without changing the original structure. As the enhancement is not made in the original system, the IMG structure in the
original system remains unchanged even after an upgrade.

A company has its own implementation guide which it wants to put in the SAP Reference IMG.
An Industry Business Unit (IBU) wants to add its own application areas to the implementation guide.

You can only enhance the structure which you are currently processing with the enhancement transaction. You can go to substructures and modify
them.

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Prerequisites
You have already created one or more IMG structures.

Activities
Enter the transaction
s_img_extension in the command field.
Select the IMG structure you want to enhance, in your favorites.
Choose an existing ID from the enhancement ID possible entries help by positioning the cursor on an ID and choosing Select , or create a new ID with
Create enhancement ID .
Choose Enhance structure .
The IMG structure is displayed.
Position the cursor on the node below which you want to enter the structure enhancement.
Enter a new node as deschribed in
Create an IMG structure.
Save the IMG structure with Implementation guide Save .

Result
The IMG structure is enhanced without modifying the structure in the original system. A new node in the enhanced IMG structure cannot subsequently be
distinguished from a node in the original structure.

If the company already has Project IMGs or project views which are used to implement an SAP System or a Release, they must be generated
again after enhancing the IMG structure, to bring them up-to-date.
Generate any project IMGs or project views in the project management (SPRO_ADMIN). See
Change project IMG.

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