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How to use STAD to show historical data

What is STAD

The Business Transaction Analysis (Transaction STAD) delivers workload statistics across business transactions (that is, a user’s transaction that starts when a transaction is called [/n….] and that ends with an update call or when the user leaves the transaction) and jobs.

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STAD Alternative Way

My attempt to show you to view historical data which are taken from the STAD transaction for a long time.

The default time period is 48hrs for STAD transaction. We only can analyze data for this time frame. The alternative way to save earlier STAD reports will be discuss here. I think this will be helpful for the administrators to analyse varies issues in their systems.


Run STAD in Background with scheduled  in periodically.

The STAD program is RSSTAT26 which is run in background when we run the STAD transaction.

Step By Step Guide

  • Transaction SE38 and provide the program name RSSTAT26 as in screen. Then execute


  • Then select Program -> Execute in Background

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  • Then Select the data time and finally click on periodic values.

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  • Then Select the period.

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  • Then click on save button on above screen to save the background job.
  • you can see the message for successful background job.

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Now creating background job is completed. ++++++++++++++++++++++++

Next step is to check the report which the background job is created.

Then Goto SM37 for background jobs.

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Then click on pool icon show on the image.

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Click on the icon mentioned under type column.

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Then you can see the report for given period.

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The report can be customized for user, transaction and more parameter fields. Then the report can be create for specific requirements and historical statistic data.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Priyan,

      Nice guide. For how many period can you retrieve the data when setting up this job? Or do you first have to schedule this job for a certain amount of periods?

      Isnt it easier to use a tool like CSI DX (dataextractor)?

      Author's profile photo BASIS Administrator
      BASIS Administrator

      You can use to save it for any period.

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Rana
      Gaurav Rana

      Hi Priyan,

      Nice document from your end.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi priyan,

      Helpful document...


      Chandrish M

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      Helpful document.


      Nick Loy

      Author's profile photo Samuel Da Silva Cercal
      Samuel Da Silva Cercal


      Helpful document.



      Author's profile photo Kaushalya Perera
      Kaushalya Perera

      Hi Priyan,

      Really useful guide, Thanks for sharing this 🙂



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Really helpful..gr888 stuff..keep it up..

      Author's profile photo Shkelzen Hasanaj
      Shkelzen Hasanaj

      Hello Priyan Fernando,

      I do not think this would lead to useful results.

      The scheduling would be meaningless because the start date and time are static, so the generated report would be the same (and empty after 48 hours).


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      Former Member

      Hello Experts,

      We are working on SAP GRC.  We are facing an issue in generation of EAM activity log. Log is generated partially. I.e. the log does not capture the entire transaction. For example- If FF Id has posted a transaction of Rs. 10000 by FB01.  The log provides the information of t-code used "FB01" only and does not provide the details of financial transactions i.e. GL Debited and Credited and the amount.

      Our consultant has suggested us to enable the SAP Security Audit Log. However, we can not activate the same as this will create system performance issue.

      Please suggest is there any alternate option to resolve the same.


      Sachin Bansal