What is Client in SAP?
Hi friends, in this post we sill learn about What is Client in SAP?. Client is like an individual system for an instance of R/3. You can have multiple client for a system. Each client can represent a different “system”. For example, you have one development box with an instance of R/3 on it. And You have two clients in that instance, one is a development client which is open for customization and changes, the other is the QA client where everything is locked down for testing in this client.
Advantages of Client concept :-
- Clients enable SAP SAS providers to install a small number of SAP Systems, but still cater to a large number of customers.
- Costs are not only saved by sharing hardware and software but multiple customers also use the same application solution, including administration and support.
- Clients help establish your SAP landscape. For instance , you can have a client for the development team , a client for a test team and a production client.
SAP comes with three “standard clients” :-
000,001 and 066 are default clients of SAP that you get at the time of installation and you cannot use it for production.
000 Client :- 000 client in the system as soon as we install SAP r/3 software. This is called master client. Client 000 have pre configurations shipped by SAP.
001 Client :- 001 client is called as configuration client which have all the SAP standard customizing client.
066 Client :- 006 client is called early watch client. This client is a diagnosis service, for solution monitoring of SAP and non-SAP systems in the SAP Solution Manager. Alert may contain Performance issue, average response time, current system load, Database administration,etc..
Also there is other standard SAP client is IDES: 800 is the IDES client and contains ides test data to use it for the customers.