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  • a Transport Request for a Change Document on the Solution Manager (type SOLMAN) or
  • a Transport Request inside an ABAP system (typeCTS)

The id of the transport request is available via commonPipelineEnvironment.getTransportRequestId()

Note: This step is deprecated.


  • Solution Manager version ST720 SP08 or newer.


name mandatory default possible values
changeDocumentId yes
changeManagement/changeDocumentLabel no ChangeDocument\s?: regex pattern
changeManagement/clientOpts no ``
changeManagement/credentialsId no CM
changeManagement/endpoint yes
changeManagement/git/format no %b see git log --help
changeManagement/git/from no origin/master
changeManagement/git/to no HEAD
changeManagement/rfc/developmentClient yes
changeManagement/rfc/developmentInstance yes
changeManagement/type no NONE SOLMAN, CTS, RFC
description yes
developmentSystemId yes
script yes
targetSystem yes
transportType yes
verbose no false
  • changeDocumentId - The id of the change document to that the transport request is bound to. Typically this value is provided via commit message in the commit history. Only for SOLMAN.
  • changeManagement/changeDocumentLabel - A pattern used for identifying lines holding the change document id.
  • changeManagement/clientOpts - Additional options for cm command line client, e.g. JAVA_OPTS.
  • changeManagement/credentialsId - The id of the credentials to connect to the Solution Manager. The credentials needs to be maintained on Jenkins.
  • changeManagement/endpoint - The service endpoint, e.g. Solution Manager, ABAP System.
  • changeManagement/git/format - Specifies what part of the commit is scanned. By default the body of the commit message is scanned.
  • changeManagement/git/from - The starting point for retrieving the change document id.
  • changeManagement/git/to - The end point for retrieving the change document id.
  • changeManagement/rfc/developmentClient - AS ABAP client number. Only for RFC.
  • changeManagement/rfc/developmentInstance - AS ABAP instance number. Only for RFC.
  • changeManagement/type - Defines where the transport request is created, e.g. SAP Solution Manager, ABAP System.
  • description - The description of the transport request. Only for CTS.
  • developmentSystemId - The logical system id for which the transport request is created. The format is <SID>~<TYPE>(/<CLIENT>)?. For ABAP Systems the developmentSystemId looks like DEV~ABAP/100. For non-ABAP systems the developmentSystemId looks like e.g. L21~EXT_SRV or J01~JAVA. In case the system type is not known (in the examples provided here: EXT_SRV or JAVA) the information can be retrieved from the Solution Manager instance. Only for SOLMAN.
  • script - The common script environment of the Jenkinsfile running. Typically the reference to the script calling the pipeline step is provided with the this parameter, as in script: this. This allows the function to access the commonPipelineEnvironment for retrieving, e.g. configuration parameters.
  • targetSystem - The system receiving the transport request. Only for CTS.
  • transportType - Typically W (workbench) or C customizing. Only for CTS.
  • verbose - Provides additional details. Only for RFC.

Step configuration

We recommend to define values of step parameters via config.yml file.

In following sections of the config.yml the configuration is possible:

parameter general step/stage
changeManagement/changeDocumentLabel X
changeManagement/clientOpts X
changeManagement/credentialsId X
changeManagement/endpoint X
changeManagement/git/format X
changeManagement/git/from X
changeManagement/git/to X
changeManagement/rfc/developmentClient X
changeManagement/rfc/developmentInstance X
changeManagement/type X
description X
developmentSystemId X
targetSystem X
transportType X
verbose X


The step depends on the following Jenkins plugins

The kubernetes plugin is only used if running in a kubernetes environment. Transitive dependencies are omitted.

The list might be incomplete.

Consider using the ppiper/jenkins-master docker image. This images comes with preinstalled plugins.

The step is configured using a customer configuration file provided as resource in an custom shared library.

@Library('piper-lib-os@master') _

// the shared lib containing the additional configuration
// needs to be configured in Jenkins
@Library('foo@master') __

// inside the shared lib denoted by 'foo' the additional configuration file
// needs to be located under 'resources' ('resoures/myConfig.yml')
prepareDefaultValues script: this, customDefaults: 'myConfig.yml'

Example content of 'resources/myConfig.yml' in branch 'master' of the repository denoted by 'foo':

    changeDocumentLabel: 'ChangeDocument\s?:'
    cmClientOpts: '<path to truststore>'
    credentialsId: 'CM'
    type: 'SOLMAN'
    endpoint: ''
      from: 'HEAD~1'
      to: 'HEAD'
      format: '%b'

The properties configured in section 'general/changeManagement' are shared between all change management related steps.

The properties can also be configured on a per-step basis:

        type: 'SOLMAN'
        endpoint: ''

The parameters can also be provided when the step is invoked. For examples see below.

Return value



  • AbortException:
  • If the creation of the transport request fails.
  • IllegalStateException:
  • If the change id is not provided.


def transportRequestId = transportRequestCreate script:this,
                                                changeDocumentId: '001,'
                                                changeManagement: [
                                                  type: 'SOLMAN'
                                                  endpoint: ''
// CTS
def transportRequestId = transportRequestCreate script:this,
                                                transportType: 'W',
                                                targetSystem: 'XYZ',
                                                description: 'the description',
                                                changeManagement: [
                                                  type: 'CTS'
                                                  endpoint: ''