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What is Client Dependent and Client Independent

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what is Client Dependent and Client independent in SAP


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In SAP, highest level of organization structure is client.Whenever we login to SAP system, we login to a specific client. Data in the R/3 sytem is categorized as client-dependent and client-independent.

Client dependent table:

Client dependent tables are always client-specific. These cannot be accessed from any other client. First column of any client-dependent table is always client(type MANDT) by default and itu2019s a primary key, this field contains the client no.

A client-dependent table may have different dataset for different clients.

Client independent table:

Client-independent table are cross-client i.e. independent of any client, so accessible from any other client and changes made in this table under one client, will be reflected in all the other clients. Hence, a client-independent table will always have same dataset for all clients.

Identifying the client dependent and independent tables:

Check table DD02L is having a field named CLIDEP which is with the short-text u2019flag-indicating client-specific entriesu2019. Execute this table. Records having CLIDEP(Client-speicific) checked as u2018Xu2019, are containing tha names of client-dependent tables, and rest records are containing the name of client-independent tables.

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