In a previous Programs for Activating BW Objects in a Productive System, I composed a list of programs that can be used to activate/re-activate BW objects. As stated in the same post, the report RSAU_UPDR_REACTIVATE_ALL cannot activate inactive update rules.
This is a question that is often raised at Primary Support. After discussing this subject with developer of this program, I created the following SAP Note:
Part of the reason I created this weblog post, is to announce this SAP Note.
HOWEVER… we all know though that these reports are very useful on productive systems, to quickly activate them, if, for some reason, they get inactive.
In some forums, I saw some created a Z report based on RSAU_UPDR_REACTIVATE_ALL and made it able to activate inactive update rules as well. I cannot suggest that you do the same, though.
Has any of you faced a situation where several update rules all got inactive and you had to lose some time to reactivate them? Were you able to find out why it got inactive?
If I can collect some cases, I may be able use them as arguments and bring this topic to discussion once more.
I hope to receive some feedback from you on this post.
Updated on 2011-01-07: I have received feedbacks from the experts and developers. This feature won’t be changed. The update rules always need to be checked if they are inactive. Reactivating them “blindly” may cause inconsistencies. Therefore, as mentioned before, it isn’t that safe to use the workaround from the SDN forum thread above.