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Author's profile photo I. Rijsdijk

User texts as process subject in BPM

Recently I had a request to add a value from the process start trigger to the Process Subject field of the BPM monitoring page. That’s this field:


I followed the steps in the SAP Help page ( exactly:


only to end up with an error when starting the process. The error was “locale could not be read correctly”.

According to various posts on SCN, I should run the ‘BPM Configuration Tasks’ from the configuration tasks. I did that and entered ‘NL’ as the country code and ‘CET’ as timezone and tested again. The same error appeared.

I looked for the JAVA property where I could view the content of the country code, and found it at ‘tc~bpem~base~ear’. There, the ‘Show details’ button revealed that the country code should be lowercase, and that the timezone should not be ‘CET’, but ‘GMT+1’ or ‘Europe/Berlin’.

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After I changed this, I was finally able to succesfully run my process.

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      Author's profile photo Saba Ameer
      Saba Ameer

      In my processes , Process Subject is displaying null for some processes.

      Kindly help me as soon as possible

      Author's profile photo Iddo Rijsdijk
      Iddo Rijsdijk

      Hi Saba,

      This can occur when the data object does not hold any value. Or you're looking at the wrong entry of a repetitive element.