SAP ABAP Data Element CCCATEGORY (Client control: Role of client (production, test,...))
SAP_BASIS (Software Component) SAP Basis Component
   BC-CTS-CCO (Application Component) Client Copy
     STRM (Package) Client Copy & Adjustment Tools
Basic Data
Short Description Client control: Role of client (production, test,...)  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type CCCATEGORY    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 1    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 1    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
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Parameter ID   
Default Component name    
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short Role 
Medium 15 Role 
Long 20 Client role 
Heading Role 


This attribute indicates the role of the client in your R/3 system. Possible roles are:

  • Production client
  • Test client
  • Training client
  • Demo client
  • Customizing client
  • SAP reference client

This field should be maintained by the customer for documentary purposes. It is particularly important for the production client:

  • Production clients and SAP reference clients are protected from the client copy tools, including "Copy by Transport Request" (transaction SCC1).
  • There is corresponding protection from the automatic Customizing Distribution and other tools.
  • In a production client, customizing settings that can be maintained as "current settings" are excluded from a client lock or transport connection; this means current settings (e.g. exchange rates, posting periods) can always be maintained in a productive client without recording changes. Other clients usually require a transport request.

Last changed by/on SAP  19981111 
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