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.
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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.
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 Area||Functional Area||Report||Description|
|FI||Financial Accounting ‘Basis’||RFBILA00||Financial Statements|
|FI-AP||Financial Reporting Accounts Payable||RFKEPL00||List of Vendor Line Items|
|FI-AP||Financial Reporting Accounts Payable||RFKSLD00||Vendor Balances in Local Currency|
|FI-AP||Financial Reporting Accounts Payable||RFKUML00||Vendor Business|
|FI-AP||Financial Reporting Accounts Payable||RFITEMAP||Vendor Line Items|
|FI-AR||Financial Reporting Accounts Receivable||RFDEPL00||List of Customer Line Items|
|FI-AR||Financial Reporting Accounts Receivable||RFDSLD00||Customer Balances|
|FI-AR||Financial Reporting Accounts Receivable||RFDUML00||Customer Sales|
|FI-AR||Financial Reporting Accounts Receivable||RFITEMAR||Customer Line Items|
|FI-GL||General Ledger Accounting||RFBELJ00||Compact Document Journal|
|FI-GL||General Ledger Accounting||RFBUSU00||Posting Totals|
|FI-GL||General Ledger Accounting||RFDAUB00||Recurring Entry Documents|
|FI-GL||General Ledger Accounting||RFEPOJ00||Line Item Journal|
|FI-GL||General Ledger Accounting||RFITEMGL||G/L Account Line Item Display|
|FI-GL||General Ledger Accounting||RFKKBU00||Open Item Account Balance|
|FI-GL||General Ledger Accounting||RFSOPO00||General Ledger Line Items|
|FI-GL||General Ledger Accounting||RFSSLD00||G/L Account Balances|
|FI-AA||Asset Accounting Reporting||RABEST_ALV01||Asset Balances|
|FI-AA||Asset Accounting Reporting||RAGITT_ALV01||Asset History Sheet|
|FI-AA||Asset Accounting Reporting||RAHAFA_ALV01||Depreciation|
|FI-AA||Asset Accounting Reporting||RASIMU_ALV01||Depreciation Simulation (New)|
|MM||Material Management||RM07MSAL||List of GR/IR Balances|
|MM||Material Management||RM07KO01||Stock consistency check|
|MM||Material Management||RLABGL00||Stock comparison Inventory Management / Warehouse Management|
|MM-IM||Inventory Management||RM07MBST||List of Stock Values: Balances|
|MM-IM||Inventory Management||RM07MMFI||MM/FI Balance Comparison|
|PM||Plant Maintainace||RIIFLO20||Display Functional Location|
|PM||Plant Maintainace||RIQMEL20||List of Notifications|
|PP-PI||Production Planning||PPPIH000||OIS:Detail List:Order Headers|
|PP-PI||Production Planning||PPPII000||OIS:Detail List for Items|
|PP-PI||Production Planning||PPPIM000||OIS:Detail List for Components|
|PP-PI||Production Planning||PPPIO000||OIS:Detail List:Operat Phases|
|PP-PI||Production Planning||PPPIR000||OIS:Detail List:Confirmations|
|LE-WM||Warehouse Management||RLS10030||Bin Status: Initial Screen|
|LE-WM||Warehouse Management||RLINV030||Statistics Inventoy Difference|
|LE-WM||Warehouse Management||RLLT2300||Transfer Orders: Resident Docs|
|LE-WM||Warehouse Management||RLS10020||WM 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
|3341899||Extraction Cockpit: Incorrect Data in Result Data Tab|
|3326998||DTV Extraction Dump Fix (Type “EXP_TABLROWS” is unknown)|
|3322061||DTV – SHMA Switch Off|
|3315086||DTV 1.3 Bug Fix|
|3308383||DTV 1.3 Corrections|
|3262952||DTV Tool 1.3 delivery|
|3259980||DTV1.2 – Corrections|
|3258383||DTV : SAP Pre- delivered Content|
|3250022||DTV Tool 1.2 Delivery|
|3226794||SYSTEM_SHM_AREA_OBSOLETE error while using the DTV tool|
|3202877||DTV 1.1 Corrections|
|3169080||DTV: Initial delivery to S/4HANA releases|
|3146191||DTV Tool 1.1 Delivery|
|3117879||Data Transition Validation DTV Tool – Central Note|
|3103342||DTV Tool Initial Delivery|
|3097318||DTV 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.