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How to debug a Failed Job in SAP …Very Easy Steps

Many times  the Functional Person asked us to debug the failed job in any of SAP module like SD, MM ,PP ,PM ,FI etc.

In such scenario this document will be so much helpful to you.

1. First step is Go to SM37 (Job transaction ) and enter the job name and  put * in the name f creator

2. Then remove the dates and just  deselect all the checkboxes on selection  screen except Cancelled and then execute it.

3. Then on the next screen you will find the job details .Click on the job log tab to see the details of job like which program is responsible for this job and then variant nae etc. and at which step job got failed.

4. Then click on step tab.there you can find the variant used and its detail.

5. Now select the job and in the command bar,just type JDBG and press enter.

6. Then you will come into debugging screen.

7. Now Keep pressing F7 until you reaches to the report used in job .

8. Then keep pressing F5 and F6 so that you can reach to that particular place where the job is getting failed .

Now see how the values are getting filled and what’s going wrong so that you can find out the cause of job failure and send your analysis .

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  • Thanks Vijay for the nice article.

    It really helped me to get into the debugger.

    But can you be more specific for next steps? I mean I found the program but than what can I do to find the point of error?

    I am tottaly new to ABAP.


  • 1. First step is Go to SM37 (Job transaction ) and enter the job name and  put * in the name f creator.

    Quick question, the “Job name” doesn’t appear to be sufficient. Even if you know the Job Name, it appears None of the fields from SE37 expect a Job Name, but rather they expect Functional Modules, Short descriptions, Function Groups, Packet, or Anwendungskomponente, whatever those are in English Versions. So my question is, if you know the Job Name, how do you find the expected value for the function module field in SE37?