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Parallel Processing for Huge Number of Records In Internal Table

In some situations, Processing huge number of records in Internal table could take a lot of time. This in turn reduces performance of the entire system.This is where the concept of Parallel Processing comes into the picture. This Blog explains how to use Parallel Processing technique to Process huge volume of data in a much efficient manner.

Basically we are going to split the entire data into small packets and then process them individually by using Function Modules and Work Processes.

1) Create a Custom RFC Function Module


*Import Parameter IM_TAB type CCRCTT_KNA1 (search table type of any table using “where used list” icon/button)

*Export Parameter EX_TAB type CCRCTT_KNA1 to export data through Internal Table

*In source code we will just push data from IM_TAB to EX_TAB (You can write your own logic here based on your requirements)


2) Create a Z/Y Program.


REPORT zdev_paralell_procs.

DATA : lt_kna1 TYPE TABLE OF kna1, 
       lt_kna1_temp TYPE TABLE OF kna1,
       lt_kna1_final TYPE TABLE OF kna1,
       ls_kna1_final TYPE kna1,
       lv_free_wp TYPE i,
       lv_sucess TYPE i,
       lv_task(2) TYPE c.


*Main Program.

INCLUDE zdev_paralell_procs_top .     " Top Include
INCLUDE zdev_paralell_procs_f01 .     " FORM Include

  "Get_Data(Customers) from KNA1...
  SELECT * FROM kna1 UP TO 19000 ROWS INTO TABLE lt_kna1.    "You Can Fetch As Much You Whant

  "FM to get active work process...  (Go To T-code SM50 and SM51 to View and Process "Work Process"
      free_pbt_wps                   = lv_free_wp            "It will give the Number of Free Work Process
      invalid_group_name             = 1
      internal_error                 = 2
      pbt_env_already_initialized    = 3
      currently_no_resources_avail   = 4
      no_pbt_resources_found         = 5
      cant_init_different_pbt_groups = 6
      OTHERS                         = 7.
  IF sy-subrc <> 0.
    MESSAGE text-001 TYPE 'S' DISPLAY LIKE 'E'.              "Message If No Free Work Process
  """Acess Half of the Work Process...                       
  lv_free_wp = lv_free_wp / 2.
  ""Total records in Internal Table...
*******@Dont'n Mind About "Inline Declaration :-)******
  DESCRIBE TABLE lt_kna1 LINES DATA(lv_records).
  "Split the Volume of Data divide by Free Work Process...
  DATA(lv_split) = lv_records / lv_free_wp.
  DATA(lv_split_temp) = lv_split.                            "Temporary Store
  "missed records...
"""11/2 = 5.5 It will take 5. So, will get missed record
  DATA(lv_missed) = lv_split * lv_free_wp.

  IF lv_records GT lv_free_wp.              "Only if the records greater than work process
    DO .
      IF lt_kna1 IS INITIAL.
        lv_task = sy-index.                                  "Storing a uniqe number for a task in FM        
        CONCATENATE 'D' lv_task INTO lv_task.                "uniqe number like 'D1'
        CONDENSE lv_task NO-GAPS.
        IF sy-index = 1 AND lv_records LT lv_missed.         "If total records less than lv_missed 
          lv_split = lv_split + ( lv_missed - lv_records ).  "difference add to lv_split
        ELSEIF sy-index = 1 AND lv_records GT lv_missed.     "If lv_missed is less than lv_records
          lv_split = lv_split + ( lv_records - lv_missed ).  "difference add to lv_split
          lv_split = lv_split_temp.                          "store old value from temp.
        APPEND LINES OF lt_kna1 FROM 1 TO lv_split TO lt_kna1_temp.    "push part of the data to IT.
          PERFORMING get_data ON END OF TASK                 "With form routin 'Get_Data' using IT
            im_tab = lt_kna1_temp.                           "pass internal table
        IF sy-subrc = 0.
          CLEAR lt_kna1_temp.                                "clear temp IT
          DELETE lt_kna1 FROM 1 TO lv_split.                 "Clear part of data from IT KNA1
    ""Wait until processed data get..
    WAIT UNTIL lv_sucess = lv_free_wp.                     "Wait until every Work Process get processed
        im_tab = lt_kna1_temp
        ex_tab = lt_kna1_final.



*&  Include           ZDEV_PARALELL_PROCS_F01
*&      Form  GET_DATA
FORM get_data USING lv_task.
  IMPORTING                                       "Data getting back from FM
    ex_tab = lt_kna1_temp.
  lv_sucess = lv_sucess + 1.                      "Store total WP excecuted times value
  APPEND LINES OF lt_kna1_temp TO lt_kna1_final.  "Store data to final IT   
  CLEAR lt_kna1_temp.
NOTE : You can use TIMESTAMP to see the duration of execution. 

CLICK HERE to know more about WORK PROCESS SM50.

This Technique is useful when we are processing large number of records, but when are processing a considerably lesser number of records, then this technique is not really recommended. If there are any changes that need to made the document, kindly put them in the comments below, I will edit the Blog accordingly.

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  • Hi Dinesh,

    maintain a RFC Server Group “ggg” with RZ12 and put as many appl. Server and WPs into it


    Split the input in small packages …

    • you may query the RFC Group for available resources once at process begin
      (but this may be useless if another process uses same RFC group just 1 sec. later as you queried the free ressources)
    • you may just use a fixed value which is small enough to allocate all WPs
      • try 1 and measure the RFC admin overhead
      • try lines(Input) and measure it
      • try lines(Input) / avail WPs and measure it

    Then let SAP manage the execution of RFCs in this Group without having fear that your RFC will flood the system up to rdisp/ max RFC quota.

    Best regards,

  • Nice job on a first time blog.  I like examples and the description of why the program was needed.

    My comment is the same as above.  My big concern is that you can bring a system to a standstill without letting SAP manage the execution.  You might not see it testing on development or quality if you don’t have that many users on the system.

    Additional Information:

  • Can you explain what you means

    Processing huge number of records in Internal table could take a lot of time. This in turn puts immense stress on database

    Why should internal table processing affect the database?


    There is a bad error in your code. You’ve defined variables with the L prefix, which in most places is used to indicate “local”. Your variables are, however, not local.

    You might want to check out the LINES function, rather than using DESCRIBE. FORMs are obsolete – better to use classes and methods. There is an addition to CALL FUNCTION that will trigger a method call rather than a PEFORM.