SAP DTV – Data Transition and Validation Tool

SAP DTV stands for Data Transition and Validation Tool which compares business data before and after a system conversion from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA. It can also be used to validate data during SAP S/4HANA upgrades.

Data transition and validation is a process of validating the consistency and correctness of data during a migration or conversion from one system to another. When organizations upgrade to a new system or migrate data from one system to another, there is always a risk of data loss, data corruption, or data inconsistency.

SAP provides various tools and services to help businesses ensure data consistency and accuracy during system upgrades and migrations. These tools and services include pre-migration analysis, data mapping and transformation, data validation, and reconciliation.

In this article, we will be going through the SAP DTV (Data Transition Validation) Tool and its features.

What is SAP DTV and how does it work?

SAP DTV, or SAP Data Transition and Validation Tool is a powerful tool that helps businesses validate the data during the migration or upgrade process and is part of Data Validation Framework. The tool may perform checks such as ensuring that the migrated data matches the source data, identifying any missing or inconsistent data, and validating the accuracy of the transformed data.

You can access this tool by using transaction DVF in your SAP system. It utilizes pre-delivered content in the form of business reports or transactions to serve as a basis for comparison. These pre-delivered business reports or transactions help to streamline the process and ensure accurate results.

The process starts by Initiating the source release data extraction first. After the upgrade or migration is complete, begin extracting data from the target version. Data from the original release and the target version are compared. The comparison result is reviewed and confirmed before Go-Live.

The tool can be used to validate data for the scenarios:

  • System Conversion from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA 2020 (or higher)
  • System Upgrade or Update of an SAP S/4HANA 1709 (or higher) system to a higher release

SAP DTV Releases

DTV is first released on October 2021 and have continued with versions 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3(latest). The tool is made available via TCI for the SAP S/4HANA releases of 1709, 1809, 1909 and 2020. It is available with standard product delivery of SAP S/4HANA 2021 and above.

  • You can access the Job Queue button on the Extraction, Evaluation, and Simulation screens, as well as the initial UI. This button provides an overview of all jobs and their statuses.
  • Summary Report leads to an advanced summary ALV hierarchical summary sheet, with possibility to drill down data
  • Simulation screen contains details log section explaining the error situation if any Improved performance with respect to the execution of job scheduling.
SAP DTV Releases

Benefits of using SAP DTV Tool

Using the DTV Tool during an SAP S/4HANA conversion project has several benefits, including:

  • Reduced risk of errors and data loss during the system conversion from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA.
  • Improved data quality by ensuring that the data being migrated is accurate and complete, reducing the risk of errors and data loss.
  • Faster migration process from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA by ensuring that the data is migrated quickly and efficiently, reducing the risk of errors and data loss.
  • Cost savings by reducing the cost of the migration process from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA through efficient data migration, reducing the risk of errors and data loss.
  • Improved business processes of the organization by ensuring that the data being migrated is accurate and complete, reducing the risk of errors and data loss.

SAP DTV Pre-delivered Content

As part of this tool, you will have access to pre-delivered content provided by SAP. This content includes a list of reports and transactions that can be used for validation purposes with the DTV (Data Transfer and Validation) tool.

SAP periodically releases new versions of the pre-delivered content, which may contain additional features or adjustments. Below is the latest pre-delivered content available

Application AreaFunctional AreaReportDescription
FIFinancial Accounting ‘Basis’RFBILA00Financial Statements
FI-APFinancial Reporting Accounts PayableRFKEPL00List of Vendor Line Items
FI-APFinancial Reporting Accounts PayableRFKSLD00Vendor Balances in Local Currency
FI-APFinancial Reporting Accounts PayableRFKUML00Vendor Business
FI-APFinancial Reporting Accounts PayableRFITEMAPVendor Line Items
FI-ARFinancial Reporting Accounts ReceivableRFDEPL00List of Customer Line Items
FI-ARFinancial Reporting Accounts ReceivableRFDSLD00Customer Balances
FI-ARFinancial Reporting Accounts ReceivableRFDUML00Customer Sales
FI-ARFinancial Reporting Accounts ReceivableRFITEMARCustomer Line Items
FI-GLGeneral Ledger AccountingRFBELJ00Compact Document Journal
FI-GLGeneral Ledger AccountingRFBUSU00Posting Totals
FI-GLGeneral Ledger AccountingRFDAUB00Recurring Entry Documents
FI-GLGeneral Ledger AccountingRFEPOJ00Line Item Journal
FI-GLGeneral Ledger AccountingRFITEMGLG/L Account Line Item Display
FI-GLGeneral Ledger AccountingRFKKBU00Open Item Account Balance
FI-GLGeneral Ledger AccountingRFSOPO00General Ledger Line Items
FI-GLGeneral Ledger AccountingRFSSLD00G/L Account Balances
FI-AAAsset Accounting ReportingRABEST_ALV01Asset Balances
FI-AAAsset Accounting ReportingRAGITT_ALV01Asset History Sheet
FI-AAAsset Accounting ReportingRAHAFA_ALV01Depreciation
FI-AAAsset Accounting ReportingRASIMU_ALV01Depreciation Simulation (New)
MMMaterial ManagementRM07MSALList of GR/IR Balances
MMMaterial ManagementRM07KO01Stock consistency check
MMMaterial ManagementRLABGL00Stock comparison Inventory Management / Warehouse Management
MM-IMInventory ManagementRM07MBSTList of Stock Values: Balances
MM-IMInventory ManagementRM07MMFIMM/FI Balance Comparison
PMPlant MaintainaceRIIFLO20Display Functional Location
PMPlant MaintainaceRIQMEL20List of Notifications
PP-PIProduction PlanningPPPIH000OIS:Detail List:Order Headers
PP-PIProduction PlanningPPPII000OIS:Detail List for Items
PP-PIProduction PlanningPPPIM000OIS:Detail List for Components
PP-PIProduction PlanningPPPIO000OIS:Detail List:Operat Phases
PP-PIProduction PlanningPPPIR000OIS:Detail List:Confirmations
LE-WMWarehouse ManagementRLS10030Bin Status: Initial Screen
LE-WMWarehouse ManagementRLINV030Statistics Inventoy Difference
LE-WMWarehouse ManagementRLLT2300Transfer Orders: Resident Docs
LE-WMWarehouse ManagementRLS10020WM Stock with Material Description

It’s important to note that these content versions are independent of the DTV versions. This means that you can import the latest version of the pre-delivered content into any version of the DTV tool you are using. We highly recommend to check out this Note-3258383 for latest content

While working on the tool, if you bump into an error, following notes may help you

3341899Extraction Cockpit: Incorrect Data in Result Data Tab
3326998DTV Extraction Dump Fix (Type “EXP_TABLROWS” is unknown)
3322061DTV – SHMA Switch Off
3315086DTV 1.3 Bug Fix
3308383DTV 1.3 Corrections
3262952DTV Tool 1.3 delivery
3259980DTV1.2 – Corrections
3258383DTV : SAP Pre- delivered Content
3250022DTV Tool 1.2 Delivery
3226794SYSTEM_SHM_AREA_OBSOLETE error while using the DTV tool
3202877DTV 1.1 Corrections
3169080DTV: Initial delivery to S/4HANA releases
3146191DTV Tool 1.1 Delivery
3117879Data Transition Validation DTV Tool  – Central Note
3103342DTV Tool  Initial Delivery
3097318DTV tool  : Down port fixes and function and features


The purpose of data transition validation is to ensure that the data migration process does not result in any data loss or corruption, and that the data is fit for use in the new system. By using data transition validation tools, businesses can minimize the risk of errors and ensure a smooth transition to the new system.

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