In the SAP NetWeaver system, clients are used for many purposes. One of the business purposes can be handling many sub-companies on one system. From a development perspective, you can use a different client to protect your development or split the system by development and unit tests. Last time I also create a new client on my instance, to separate the client between data to my extractors and rest. How you can achieve this? Let’s start from edit a file on your hard drive.

Operations used for client copy is not complicated. First, of all, you need to add one line at the end of /sapmnt/NPL/profile/DEFAULT.PFL:

nano /sapmnt/NPL/profile/DEFAULT.PFL
login/no_automatic_user_sapstar = 0

This will enable to log in on SAP* user, on the new client even if this user does not exist.

After the restart we have to add a new logical system name, we can do this in transaction sm30 by edit view: V_TBDLS:

When a logical client is created, then it is time to go to the scc4 transaction and create a new client:

After save, you should be able to log on new client using credentials:

user: SAP* password: pass

Unfortunately, the new client is empty and doesn’t have the necessary data, even to create a new user. The simplest way to solve this issue is to copy data from one client to another using transaction sccl.

And that’s all! After the copy, you should be able to log in to your new client without issues.