In this article, we will understand the steps required to Activate Business Functions in the SAP System.
As a Basis Consultant, we have to Activate the Business Functions in the SAP System when requested by the Functional Consultants
Below is the Simple Procedure to Activate the Business Functions in the SAP System as described in
SAPNOTE 1641394- How-to activate Business Function in Switch Framework (SFW5)
Note :- Most of the Business Functions, once Activated cannot be reverted back.
Before we Begin Activating any Business Function, we have to perform the following steps.
(i) Take the Full Backup of your system.
(ii) Log on with user which has sap_all
(iii) Disable all batch Jobs (using BTCTRNS1 ) report with Tcode SE38
(iv) Lock all the Users.
After we have completed the above Steps, we begin with Activating the Business Fucntion.
The Business Functions are Activated using the Tcode SFW5
In the Below Example, we will Activate the following Business Functions
EA-FIN Financials Extension
ENTERPRISE_BUSINESS_FUNCTIONS Enterprise Business Functions
FIN_GL_CI_1 New General Ledger Accounting
FIN_GL_CI_2 New General Ledger Accounting 2
FIN_GL_CI_3 New General Ledger Accounting 3
Activate the EA-FIN business Function :-
On the SFW5 Screen, find the Business Function that you need to Activate.then Click on the Check box beside the required Business function that needs to be activated.
If there are any Prerequisites for this Business Function before it gets activated, the system prompts about it
After Selecting the business function, Click on “Activate Changes”
This will Trigger a Background job for Activation. after the job completed Successfully, the yellow bulb for that Business Function will be ON as shown below.
This signifies that the above Business Function is Activated in the System.
Then Select the Next Business Function and perform the Same Steps
follow the same steps for all the other Business Functions which you have to Activate.
The background Activation job can be checked using SM37 with the job name “SFW_ACTIVATE_SFOX”
Post Steps :-
After all the Business Fucntions are Activated, perform the below post steps.
(i) Take a Full Backup of the System
(ii) Rescheduled all the batch jobs with the Report ( BTCRANS2) with Tcode SE38
(iii) Unlock all the Users..
Sap Basis Administrator