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Gift or A Curse! – Error DTP Behavior in SAP 7.4 version

Hi All,

This blog is about error records correction in SAP GUI 7.4 version. We recently migrated our systems to higher version of GUI(7.4 SP 14 ) and as expected something new hitting up the overall process of handling error records. Hope you justify it logically correct or incorrect:

Consider we have below requests in Error stack:


Request 19400.319 : Consist of 2 records in Error stack.

Below is the main standard DTP* request and we see that total no. of records in Error Stack are 52 (2 in 19400.319 and rest 50 in other requests).Pic2.png

And the Error handling settings are: (Similar to Update Valid records , No reporting (Request Red) in lower versions )


Now suppose you have corrected all the error stack and triggered Error DTP. We will get warnings with only 50 records updated in target table. What about the Request 19400.319 ?


Why warnings? Let’s explore it: Just press the long text button and you get your answer.Only request prior to current failed request are updated even though current request in error stack is edited and saved correctly !


That mean you have to make your Main standard DTP status as Green first 🙁 which is something new in 7.4. Whereas in lower versions we can run error DTP which will update the records of the current failed DTP and prior to current request in Error Stack. Later we make the current DTP status as green so that  next process chain steps should be applicable for the error stack records and main DTP standard  records. (Consider scenario of compression!).

In order to solve this (SAP suggest as per above screen-print):

Step 1 : Make the Main DTP as Green (Off coarse manually).

Step 2 : Correct Error Stack.

Step 3 : Run the Error DTP to update records from Error Stack.

Logically this does not exist , but we have in 7.4 !

Hope this help you to improve the standard process in error handling and save extra efforts required for the missed Error stack records as these are processed quite later than the standard DTP.

*DTP : Data Transfer Process



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      Author's profile photo Jude Bradley
      Jude Bradley


      Don't get confused between GUI and basis versions!

      The latest SAPgui patch is 7.40 patch 8.

      Are you referring instead to the basis level SAPKB74014 ?



      Author's profile photo Praveen Singh
      Praveen Singh
      Blog Post Author

      Yes Jude correct ! I am pointing to BASIS level. Refer below screen-print:Kernel.png