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Delete requests from Advanced DSO (ADSO)

While working with SAP BWonHANA we came to the point to delete requests from an Advanced DSO using a program. Unfortunately there is no funtion module like RSSM_PROCESS_REQUDEL_ODSO for classic DSO.

So I spend some nice time with the ABAP Debugger and found a solution:

PARAMETERS: p_adsonm TYPE rsoadsonm.

DATA: ls_tlogo       TYPE rstran_s_tlogo,
      lt_tlogo_tabl  TYPE rsdso_t_data_tlogo_tabl,
      lr_task_param  TYPE REF TO cl_rsdso_data_task_param,
      lr_task_caller TYPE REF TO cl_rsdso_data_task_caller.

"fill TLOGO structure
ls_tlogo-tlogo = 'ADSO'.
ls_tlogo-objnm = p_adsonm.

"create instance of cl_rsdso_data_request_list
DATA(lr_request_list) = cl_rsdso_data_request_list=>create(
  i_s_tlogo   = ls_tlogo ).

"refresh list
lr_request_list->refresh( ).

"get list of all requests in XREF format
DATA(lt_request_xref) = lr_request_list->get_t_request_xref( ).

"do some stuff to determine relevant requests


"create another instance of cl_rsdso_data_request_list with XREF list
"why this?
"I cannot create lr_request_list with i_task_type = 'DELETE' and
"execute the method "refresh". But without i_task_type = 'DELETE'
"the method "start" of lr_task return with a dump...
"So, lets do this twice..
lr_request_list = cl_rsdso_data_request_list=>create(
  i_s_tlogo   = ls_tlogo
  i_task_type = 'DELETE'
  i_t_request_xref = lt_request_xref ).

"create task for deletion
DATA(lr_task) = cl_rsdso_data_task=>create(
  i_s_tlogo = ls_tlogo
  i_type = 'DELETE'
  i_t_tlogo_tabl = lt_tlogo_tabl
  i_r_request_list = lr_request_list
  i_r_param = lr_task_param
  i_r_caller = lr_task_caller ).

"start deletion
lr_task->start( ).

"get status
DATA(lv_status) = lr_task->get_status( ).
"get log
DATA(l_r_log)  = lr_task->get_r_log( ).

"write messages
LOOP AT l_r_log->get_t_msg( ) ASSIGNING FIELD-SYMBOL(<f_s_msg>).
  "WHERE msgty = 'X' OR msgty = 'A' OR msgty = 'E' OR msgty = 'W'.
  DATA ls_msg TYPE rspc_s_msg.

  MOVE-CORRESPONDING <f_s_msg> TO ls_msg.
  MESSAGE ID ls_msg-msgid TYPE ls_msg-msgty NUMBER ls_msg-msgno
  WITH ls_msg-msgv1 ls_msg-msgv2 ls_msg-msgv3 ls_msg-msgv4.


Maybe there is another way to get rid of the second instance of cl_rsdso_data_request_list. If you find a way, please tell me ?


Please let me know if I’ve missed anything or something is incorrect.

Hope it helps!

Thanks ?

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    Hi Phillip,

    I was exactly looking for such this solution. Thank you for giving a solution.

    But I have a issue.. when I tried to use your code as is.. I face few errors in data definition itself. I am in Version BW 7.4 SP15. Which version is your code in?

  • Hi All,


    We are using BW 7.5 SP07 and i am able to simply right click the provider and delete data, which removes the request. Must have been functionality added post SP05 perhaps?





    • Hi Loed,

      take a look at the comment "do some stuff to determine relevant requests". Otherwise the program will delete all requests, right.



      • Hi Philipp,

        Can you provide a sample code to delete specific request?

        Also, I'm planning to make the request to be entered as PARAMETER so I can use it in PRODUCTION to delete specific request.

        Thanks a lot.


  • Hi Philipp,


    I have used your programme in my system where we are using BI 7.5 and SP09 where I use to delete the Old requests from the ADSO , where as Iam getting the below error.


    Create request declaration contains invalid source requests" . Could you please suggest how to solve this issue.





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    • Hi Subhani,

      I could reproduce your error but I dont know why this error appears. In my case I got an entry with an empty Loading-TSN (just "00000000000000000000000) and a filled Activation-TSN ("2018..."). I dont know where this entry comes from.

      Could you check if you could find the corrupt request in ADSO Administration? As an workaround maybe you could delete all requests from internal table lt_request_xref where Loading-TSN (SRC_TSN) is empty. I dont think that this constellation should be normal.

      Best regards


  • Hi Philipp Peters ,

    Thanks for the post and I tried this.I modified the code to delete the ADSO requests older than 6 months. But I am also getting the same error as ” Create request declaration contains invalid source requests ” and there are no corrupted requests from ADSO.

    Is there any solution for this?




  • Dear Philipp,

    Thank you very much for the publication. I tried this on BW4HANA 2.0 SP 7.5 and the result was as expected. Now I need to delete daily a specific ADSO, since the process chain Delete Complete Data Target Contents option  did not work and the ADSO definition does not allow the process chain option Clean Up Old Request in ADSO, I need to use the Execute ABAP Program option in this process chain, so how should your program adjust to delete this specific ADSO?

    Thanks again.


  • Dear Philipp,

    my task was to delete the last broken request for an ADSO automatically if a process chain fails, to roll back everything. I tried your code and didn’t get any error message, just nothing happened, the request stayed there. So I was not investigating to much, I just did some research with the debugger and found another solution. I wanted to post it here, maybe somebody finds it useful.

      DATAlv_request_tsn TYPE rspm_request_tsn,
    lr_request     TYPE REF TO cl_rsbk_request,

    lv_adso type RSPM_DATATARGET.


    * Abgebrochenen Prozess TSN id suchen
    SELECT SINGLE request_tsn FROM rspmrequest INTO lv_request_tsn
    WHERE datatarget      EQ lv_adso
    AND request_status  EQ ‘RR’
    OR request_status     EQ ‘RG’
    OR request_status     EQ ‘GR’
    OR request_status     EQ ‘YR’ ).

    IF sysubrc 0.
    lr_request cl_rsbk_request=>create_from_dbi_request_tsn lv_request_tsn ).

    CATCH cx_rs_foreign_lock INTO DATA(lr_err).

    CATCH cx_rs_failed INTO DATA(lr_failed).

    ADSO requests are stored in the table rspmrequest we have to search for the red request and then delete it.

    This is a very simple approach and only works for the last broken request, if you need to delete more requests then it’s getting more complicated because maybe (depending on ADSO type) you should roll back more requests, etc. That would need some further research and adjustments on the code.