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How to create Exception Sub Process for i-Flow in SAP CPI


In this blog post I will take you through how to create Exception Sub Process for developed i-Flow in SAP CPI. I am sharing my inputs which I had gone through while I was developing the i-Flow.

Exception Sub Process:

If any error occurs in developed i-flow this Exception Sub-Process will generate an email and will send it to the required stakeholders which we will configure in MAIL adapter. So, that Support/Monitoring team will get an alert mail then they will look into the issue and will rectify that error.

Let’s consider that you have the below i-Flow named Exception_SubProcess. In that we should create an Exception Sub process. So, that if any exception/error occurs in that flow it will send an alert mail to Support team.

Below is the Exception Sub Process. To create this in i-Flow go to Pallets ->> Process ->> Exception Sub Process. It will look like below.

Then, Delete End Pallet and add Error End Pallet in place of that. Because End pallet will end the message whereas Error End Pallet sends continuous alert mail to support team.

After this go to Pallets ->> Transformation ->> Content Modifier and add it to the Exception Sub Process.

In this Content Modifier we need to declare variables in the message header or exchange property and body which we will get in alert mail.

I’m declaring in Exchange Property as shown below


Then we need to write the below message in Message Body as shown below

Hello Team,

Message has been failed with below error:

Error detail: ${exception.message}

Correlation ID: ${header.SAP_MplCorrelationId}

Message ID: ${property.SAP_MessageProcessingLogID}

Iflow Name: ${camelId}

Date: ${date:now:dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm} / SAP CPI – Tenant Number: ${property.SystemName}

Thanks & Regards,




After this again go to Pallets ->> Call ->> External Call ->> Send and add it to the flow. This Send request is used to configure a service call to the receiver system.

Again go to Pallets ->> Participant ->> Receiver add this Receiver to the flow and connect this with Send request by using MAIL adapter


Configure the Mail adapter as below


With this we have competed creating Exception Sub Process. After deploying this i-Flow if any error occurred it will send an alert mail like below.

Note: I wontedly kept some error in this i-Flow to show the alert mail as below.


So, to conclude this blog post helps you in creating the Exception Sub Process for i-Flow in SAP CPI.

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Thanks & Regards,



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      Author's profile photo Saravanan Subramanian
      Saravanan Subramanian

      Thanks for the detailed post Suresh Gunji.

      Author's profile photo Avinash Paul
      Avinash Paul

      Thank you Suresh for the insights I tried and it's working.

      Author's profile photo Antonio Maradiaga
      Antonio Maradiaga

      Hi Suresh Gunji ,

      Great blog post! I see that you mention CPI (SAP Cloud Integration) in your blog post. Would you mind updating this with their current name? This will greatly help other community members who might not be familiar with the old names of the current products.



      Author's profile photo Kevin Wetzel
      Kevin Wetzel

      Hi Suresh,

      Thank you for your great post!

      Another idea to get actively informed about errors would be to create a central independent monitoring flow instead. The flow fetches data about erroneous flows via the Cloud Integration API and sends out an email. The advantage would be that you don't have to implement the exception flow in each custom integration flow.

      Author's profile photo SARADHA BOLLINENI

      Hi Suresh,

      Thank you for the detailed overview.

      If i have 2 Local Integration process in my main IFlow, then should i place exception sub process in each local process as well or the exception sub process which is in Main Integration process is sufficient to handle exceptions at Local Integration process as well.

      Please help.