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Difference between Workbench Request and Customizing Request

Updated May 18, 2018

Workbench Request vs Customizing Request

Workbench (ABAP Dev) transport request is client independent when you import it into one system it reflects it in all client in the same system, whereas the Customized transport request has to import in all client, actually it is client dependent request.


  • 26 Aug 2008 3:08 am Shalesh Singh Visen Helpful Answer

    Work banch request is are client dependent,Workbanch request are user created object like ABAP report. When you transport workbanch request it will effect to perticular client.

    Customize request are system generated or created by roles.when you transport custmize request the changes is effected to all client in the system.

  • 27 Aug 2008 1:44 am Manoj Helpful Answer

    Worbench request:

    When you change a Repository object of the ABAP Workbench, a query window appears in which you need to specify a Workbench request. You can only save the changes if you have assigned the object to a change request.

    Workbench requests and the tasks assigned to them are normally used to record changes to Repository objects and Customizing for all clients. However, you can also include client-specific Customizing.

    Whether the changes to Repository objects are transported depends on whether a transport route is defined from the current SAP System for the package of these objects. From the system settings, the system automatically determines whether the change requests are transportable and to which target system they should be transported.
    customizing request:

    Customizing requests record client-specific Customizing settings made in a single client (the source client of the request).

    Automatic recording of configuration activities in the Customizing work for a client can be activated or deactivated for each client with Client Control. If automatic recording is active, a query window appears when you change Customizing settings, asking you to specify a Customizing request.


  • 28 Jul 2017 6:04 pm SAP User Helpful Answer

    I would not try to answer with all details (there are lots of posts on the net about this one) but to give you a simpler answer workbench request is used for transporting repository objects or workbench objects (basically everything in SE80 like programs, classes, tables, etc). Customizing request is used to transport configuration data made against a standard customizing table to change some features or functionalities. Usually but not always the case, customizing request are created whenever you change configuration data via SPRO.

  • 28 Aug 2008 1:55 am Shalesh Singh Visen
    Customizing request the source that is for ex roles can be changed whereas workbench request are not chageable this is the main diff
  • 28 Aug 2008 1:56 am Shalesh Singh Visen
    This is wrong

    Workbench requests are client Independent while Customize requests are client dependent.
  • 24 Apr 2009 10:49 am Guest
    As an ABAP developer you will be working with ABAP workbench and thus you create work bench requests.
    A functional consultant works with configuration tool IMG (SAP Implementation Guide) T-code SPRO, thus creating customizing requests.
  • 08 Aug 2017 9:47 am sandeep

    SAP Basis usually includes all the foundation components of SAP and their operations incl. database, backup/recovery, job mgmt, transport mgmt, print mgmt, interfaces and user admin etc.

    ABAP is the dominant programming language for development of SAP applications (along with Java, HTML, JavaScript/UI5).

    People involved with Basis typically have administrator job titles whereas people involved with ABAP are usually in development.