Eursap’s Tip of the Week: SAP Audit help – finding master data and transactional changes

Often as part of an audit, it is necessary to have a defined process for finding changes to master and transactional changes in your SAP system. This should give you that process…

Changes to master data or transactional changes can be seen by viewing the relevant data object type in standard SAP tables CDHDR (change header table) and CDPOS (change item table).

1. Find the table and field name

a. Put cursor in the field name in the SAP GUI (not Fiori)
b. Press F1 and select “Technical Information”
c. Copy the table name.

2. Find the change data object for the table in question

a. Go to transaction SE16N
b. Enter table TCDOB and then in the field TABNAME, add your table name from 1(c)
c. Press execute (or F8) to see the change document object.

3. Find the changes at header level

a. Go to table CDHDR
b. Enter the change document object from 2(c)
c. Enter the object ID – this should be the transactional document reference or master data object reference number.
d. Execute to see the date and time of change, who changed the data, and whether the update was an “change”, an “update”, or a “delete”. Also, please make note of the change document number.

4. Find the changes at item level

a. Go to table CDPOS
b. Enter the change document number from 3(d)
c. Execute to see the field which was changed, with the “new value” and “old value”.

I hope you find this useful! Stay tuned for another SAP Tip from Eursap next week.

Be sure to also check out Eursap’s SAP Blog for more in depth articles.

Author: Jon Simmonds, Senior IT Architect

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