How to activate and configure the “Critical Objects Check and Approval” feature?
COA is a powerful ChaRM feature to prevent the release of transport requests containing critical objects. It can easily be activated. We need only a little bit UI Configuration (field Critical Objects), Customizing (Actions “Process Critical Object” and Partner Function “Change Manager”), Authority Assignment (Approval Authority) and Master Data Maintenance (Activation + Definition of Critical Objects).
This short guide explains all steps which need to be done. Additional it explains how to mark all changes as critical or how to mark all configuration changes of a certain customizing table as critical independent from the way of maintenance (table, view, view cluster, IMG, SE16, …).