Importing Objects into a Transaction Profile

FlexNet Manager Suite 2019 R1 (On-Premises Edition)

FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications enables you to import a list of objects into a transaction profile. You need to prepare this list in the form of a comma-separated file (.csv) or Microsoft Excel workbook (.xls or .xlsx) that adheres to a specific column layout.

Files can be imported using the Transaction Profile: name page (available in FlexNet Manager Suite under SAP > Optimization), or using a tool called Business Importer (MGSBI.exe). The Business Importer is installed with FlexNet Manager Suite and uses factory-built or custom “business adapters” to import business-related data. For information on the Business Importer, see Using FlexNet Business Importer, a PDF file available through the title page of online help.

You can import object lists into an empty transaction profile or into a transaction profile that already contains objects. Objects can be imported independently of whether inventory data has already been collected from SAP systems.

When you import objects into a transaction profile that already contains objects, note the following:

  • Existing objects that have the same transaction profile name and object name (Transaction Profile Name and Object Name fields in the import spreadsheet) as the objects that are imported are updated. That is, the ObjectType, ExcludeFromProfile and Description fields in the FlexNet Manager Suite database are overwritten with the values from the import spreadsheet.
  • Existing objects with a different transaction profile name and object name are not affected by the import, and are added as new objects to the transaction profile.
  • Objects that are duplicates (that is, objects that exist both in the transaction profile and in the import file, or objects that appear more than once either in the import file or in the transaction profile) will be overwritten so that the transaction profile will contain only one instance of an object.

To import objects into a transaction profile via the Transaction Profile: name page:

  1. In FlexNet Manager Suite, click SAP, point to Optimization and click Transaction Profiles.
    The Transaction Profiles: system landscape name page is displayed.
  2. If you want to switch to a different landscape, click Change Landscape in the top-right corner of the page.
  3. On the Transaction Profiles: system landscape name page, open the transaction profile into which you want to import objects.
  4. On the Transaction Profile:name page, click Advanced and select Import. Depending on the template that you want to import, click Microsoft Excel or CSV to open the Import Excel File or the Import CSV File dialog, respectively.
  5. Under File location, enter the path to the import file, or click Browse to navigate to it.
  6. Click OK.