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SAP document management system (DMS) to store compiled software


Is there any white paper or any experience out there about this issue:

SAP document management system (DMS) to store compiled software



Hi Kjell,

sorry, I never heard about project outcomes so I cannot check if you can solve your requirements by SAP DMS.

To control versions and revisions (of applications or sourcecode) this is a question on the definitions of both.What is a Version, what is a Revision ?

In SAP DMS you can store multiple files in a object, called document Information record (DIR).


DIRs are stored with following key (seen on the header of the picture):

Document type, e.g. ID2 = Information document

Document (number), e.g. 10000000000000005326

Document part, e.g. NOT = note

Document Version, e.g. 00...99

The handling is depending on the SAP customizing and usage of enhancements.

So you can use document version for a sourcecode or application version.

Note, that the 3 attached files (ZIP, TXT, PDF) are stored within the same version of DIR.

On the tab page "additional data" you can define your own data fields to classify the DIR.
This is also called SAP classification system.


By this classification function you can handle code revisions by implementing a new characteristic "Revision".

On DMS search you can use all these data fields for a document search.

Each DIR version is stored seperatly in parallel to other Versions of the same document number and will have ist own document Status (released, obsolete, in work, ...).

To provide compliance this should be possible by SAP customizing but this depents on your requirements of the project. But SAP DMS is running in different Business scenarios of medical health care, pharmaceutical industrie and others. So this should be possible to solve.

Change management is possible if you combine SAP DMS and SAP change management (CM request, CM order, CM number, ...) and with SAP business workflow as well. But the SAP workflow engine is a very heavy tool to handle.

To combine several documents (test docs, specs, ..) to the application DIR you can use the feature of object links, where you can link several documents together.


So this was just a shot concept how to handle application, code, documents and many more with SAP DMS. Have fun ...



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