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SAP SM37: How to monitor a background job?
SAP administrators are present wherever SAP systems are used. This is now true for many industries and business sectors. SAP systems can be found in the areas of accounting, cost accounting, activity-based costing and controlling. In all of these areas, they ensure smooth operation and further development, helping the company to make internal processes more efficient and thus save costs and resources.
If you need to reinstall a Support Package because of errors or because a SPAM update is required, reset its status. Resetting does not mean that the system is at an old state. Note that your system is inconsistent when you reset the status after items have already been imported (for example, after the DDIC_IMPORT step and following). Resetting the status should only be used to troubleshoot the issue and you should repeat the playback as soon as possible. Procedure To reset the status of a Support Package or Queue, select Add Status Reset. Result After updating the status, the corresponding entries in the cofile and in the log file are deleted. The support package must then be fully reloaded. The transaction SPAM starts the insertion with the step CHECK_REQUIREMENTS [page 26].
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There are the following reasons that may lead to the termination of this step: CANNOT_GET_OBJECT_LIST: The Object List for a Support Package could not be found because the Support Package does not exist. CANNOT_CHECK_LOCKS: An error occurred while detecting the locks of an object in the queue. OBJECTS_LOCKED_IN_REQUESTS: Objects found in unreleased jobs. Release these jobs before you resume playing. SCHEDULE_RDDIMPDP In this step the transport daemon (programme RDDIMPDP) is planned. There are the following reasons that may lead to the termination of this step: CANNOT_SCHEDULE_RDDIMPDP: The RDDIMPDP job could not be scheduled. Enter the transaction SM37 (job selection), enter the following parameters, and select Next: Job Name RDDIMPDP Username
Start by Event SAP_TRIGGER_RDDIMPDP Select the job that was cancelled and view the job log.
After installing the GUI, the GUI patches should be applied as far as available. This includes the hotfixes after the patches, which are necessarily installed after the patches. BI Addon Patch A new service package and patch may need to be installed. It may also be that can be patched directly if another SP exists. The process takes about 30 minutes. The progress of the installation pauses at a certain percentage, as already mentioned above, so you do not have to cancel the installation prematurely. If the installation is not possible, the latest version will be included in another setup. Installation of the Precalculation Server The Precalculation Server is installed. You can also install any patches here. Service The installations create a service. This can be called under Services. Set the Startup Type of the service to "Automatic" (Standard Manual) Enter Login Credentials Recovery for First and Second Failure to "Restart the Service" Start Service Logon SAP Login to the SAP system with the appropriate client from the Precalculation Server. You can use the SAP system's own login. Warning: There must be permissions for the transaction RSPRECALCADMIN and SM51. The transaction SM51 will then be called. Before creating the instances, it must be ensured that the correct application server is selected, otherwise problems with the instances in the user's application may occur later. The transaction RSPRECALCADMIN is then called. A certain number of instances are displayed. They should all be marked and deleted until the view is empty again. They are then re-created with a continuous numbering in order to distinguish them later. Only the ID and description must be entered. The rest will be awarded automatically. The service will now restart and all instances should be green. This may take 2-3 minutes. Important: In the end, all instances must be green. This completes the creation and configuration.
With "Shortcut for SAP Systems" a tool is available that greatly facilitates some tasks in the SAP basis.
This allows you to delete old background jobs that have gone unauthorised.
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The progress of the installation pauses at a certain percentage, as already mentioned above, so you do not have to cancel the installation prematurely.