Recently I had to install (some) business content for SAP BusinessObjects Sustainability Performance Management 1.0.
As it has been a while since I last activated business content, my knowledge about it became ‘rusty’ and therefore it triggered me to write this small blog entry.

There are several ways to activate business content:
– via transaction RSA1 and then click on ‘BI content’
– via transaction RSORBCT (BI Business Content Transfer) you’re automatically (re)directed to business content
– via program RSO_BC_INSTALL_ALL (Install all business content). Be aware to enter one or more Packages…otherwise ALL business content will be (re)activated!

As some business content to be activated was already active within the system, I wanted to compare the active version with the business content version. In the example below I’m interested in the possible differences for infoobject 0MATERIAL. Via transaction RSD1 infoobject 0MATERIAL was chosen.

Version comparison

Version comparison

As to be seen in the picture above, comparison is possible by clicking ‘version comparison’ -> ‘display differences only’ -> ‘Active / Content version’. The following list of differences between the active version of 0MATERIAL and the business content version is shown:

Version comparison: changes

Version comparison: changes

It’s recommendable to perform the above check for every object which is already active within the system. This prevents you from overwriting objects you don’t want to be overwritten/set back to business content version.