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2194540 - Unable to Close a First Implementation Project in Test System


You have a First Implementation Project in a Test System, through which a Productive System was created. Now, you want to close this First Implementation Project in Test System. But there, is no Close Project button and Close Project activity.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select the Implementation Projects view.
  3. The First Implementation project is in Tested status.


For the Initial Test tenants, the status Tested is the last status of the First Implementation project.


You will not be able to close the First Implementation project in the Test system. The last status is Tested for a First Implementation Project in the Test System.

The prerequisite to perform the Close activity in a First Implementation project is to perform the Go Live activity. Therefore, it was decided to remove the Close activity in the case that the First Implementation project is in a Test tenant.

It is very important to know how you want to use this test tenant in the future.

  1. If you want to use the Test tenant as standalone Test tenant without connection to the Production tenant, it is not a good approach to close the First Implementation project in Test tenant because, after closing the project it is not further possible to make any Business Configuration changes in this Test tenant as the First Implementation project has the status Not Live and therefore it is not possible to create change projects. The First Implementation project has to remain open for immediate changes or scoping/fine-tuning changes in the project. For this, you have to reset the status Tested. This is possible for you via the activity list.

  2. If you want to create a remote change project, then terminate the initial Test tenant, create a change project in the Production tenant and request a new Test tenant as copy from Productive tenant with the created change project.

See Also

2136036 - How to Request a New System

1941544 - How to Delete or Terminate a Test System?


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