This blog is a follow-up to Blog 1: Introduction to Initial Load.

I’ll go into detail about a few steps that must be taken before the initial load in this blog. Executing the initial load is the last step before which all preceding preparation processes must be completed.

I’ll list a few important activities here. Please be aware that these activities are reflections of some common stages, and that they must be adjusted in light of scope enhancements in customer scenarios where several bespoke tables and programmes are constructed.

I’ll speak about:

  • check configuration
  • check master data
  • Map of Tests and Checks
  • Reliability Report

Checks for Configuration:

This stage requests that you review the system’s fundamental configuration in terms of configuration, RFC connectivity, period opening, and some important, conventional steps. Of course, according on necessity, any Z steps or checks must be carried out.

Master Data Verifications

Master Data Loads for Vendors, Customers, and Materials are Complete.
Cost Center Profit Center Plants Trading Partner Payment Terms General Ledger Accounts
Any additional master data

Checks for Mapping:

In the SAP Central Finance system, mappings can be uploaded using the transaction FINS CFIN MAP MANAGE.

Consult the FINS CFIN MAPPING STRUC report to verify the configuration parameters for mapping.
Check the master data mapping
Look for single values in the mapping.
determines whether any active mappings-related BAdIs exist.
Additionally, if you want to be certain about a specific data value, you don’t need to execute all the data loads and apply the filter; instead, you can use the following standard programmer:


Enter details

This will display the mapping outcome for the chosen object.

Check the consistency report:

Before you begin the initial load, this is one of the most crucial reports. This should be planned to run multiple times, and any report problems should be planned to be fixed.

FINS CFIN CC Transaction Code System: SAP S/4HANA system of central finance
The first screen that requires input is this one:

Enterprise code (s)
system of sources
To avoid a complete data load and decreased system performance, merely click on show errors and warnings.
Choose the thing you want to check. Ideally, everyone should receive it.

Click here to get an explanation of each section of this report check.

Examples of mistakes

Up till all errors are fixed, keep resolving them and executing this again.

Prior to initial load planning and execution, these are the important activities that must be planned. I hope this makes it clear that there is a lot of work to be done before Initial Load.

Initial Load Planning & Sequencing in the following blog

Keep reading, pay attention, and let me know if there are any topics you’d want to see added.