Wednesday, 7 September 2011

How to troubleshoot MESSAGE_TYPE_X dump in ST22 of SAP system?

This article answers the following queries :
ü  How to troubleshoot  MESSAGE_TYPE_X dump in ST22 of SAP system?
ü  What could be the reason for MESSAGE_TYPE_X dump in SAP and how to avoid it?
Sometimes, Basis administrators will receive complaints from some customers that whenever they are running any transaction in SAP, they are receiving MESSAGE_TYPE_X dump.
If you could login to ST22 transaction of SAP system and go through the dump, you might have seen similar to below screen

Please check if this issue exists for all the users. If you and most of the others are not facing this issue and only some set of customers are facing this issue, then most likely this issue could be due to lower SAP GUI version and patch level of those customers.
So, please cross check the SAP GUI version/patch details of the customers. If you feel, GUI version/patch levels are lower than the version of the systems in which it is running fine, and then most probably issue could be due to SAP GUI version and patch level.
Please install latest version or minimum recommended version of SAP GUI in the customer’s desktop which resolves this issue automatically.

Message_Type_X Dump also occurs when proper date format is not maintained in SU01 transaction of the user who have faced this dump. 

Incase you have received a complaint from customer that he is receiving this dump while running some transactions, please goto SU01 and check the date format in the defaults tab. If there is any date format other than DD.MM.YYYY, please change that to this format to avoid this error.

Please note that there could be other reasons also for these types of dumps. But if the customer is not able to run any transaction, then most likely that is due to lower SAP GUI version and patch levels or the different date format maintained.

How to find out SAP GUI version and patch level installed in our desktop?

This article answers the following queries:

 How to find out SAP GUI version and patch level installed in our desktop?
 How to download SAP GUI version information?

Sometimes you would like to check your SAP GUI release and patch level installed in your desktop/laptop so that it can be upgraded if required with the latest version in the Service Market Place.
Please follow below steps to check the SAP GUI version and patch level:

1) Double click on the SAP GUI shortcut to open the SAP GUI window as below

2)      In the above screen,  click on “About SAP Logon” link to get the SAP GUI version and release information as below

3)      Also, the SAP GUI version details can be downloaded to a notepad by click on “Save Version Information” pushbutton in the above screen

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Monday, 5 September 2011

How to view import history in SAP ?

This article answers the following queries :
  • How to view import history of transports in SAP ?
  • How to view transports that were imported into a SAPsystem between any 2 time periods?
  • What are the scenarios in which import history can be used in SAP?

 In real time scenarios, there will be circumstances like
i) You are facing particular issue from a particular day. So, after analysis, you have suspected this could be due to some transports done on a particular duration. So, now we need to know what are the transports imported between this duration
ii) You have restored data of SAP quality system and did system refrresh to setup another training SAP system. After some days, some transports were done to Quality system. Now, you would like to perform transport sync to ensure these systems are consistent.
In the above scenarios, you would like to know what were the transports imported into SAP system between any 2 dates/times. This can be done by viewing import history at SAP level.

To view the import history, proceed as follows :

1)   Login to SAP ABAP system and goto STMS transaction code as below and click on truck icon to goto import overview of the SAP system.

2) In the below screen select and double click the SAP system and for which you would like to view the import history

3) Then you can view Import Queue of the SAP system.

4) To view transport import done between any 2 dates (import history), right click on this screen which pops some options. Select Import history from that popmenu or press ctrl + F7 button to view the import history screen as below

5) In the above screen, you can select the To date and from date and specify time interval to view the transports that were done between these 2 time periods.

The resulting output will be similar to below screen

Sunday, 4 September 2011

SAP Basis Book Recommendations

Hi All,

Have received quite a lot of requests from my dear followers to suggest some good SAP books. Here are the books which I have gone through and found interesting and worth buying.

SAP Basis Administration Handbook, NetWeaver Edition

SAP Basis Certification Questions: SAP Basis Interview Questions, Answers, and Explanations

SAP R/3 System Administration: The Official SAP Guide

SAP Performance Optimization Guide (6th Edition)

Sizing SAP Systems

Managing SAP ERP 6.0 Upgrade Projects

SAP® NetWeaver Portal Technology: The Complete Reference

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