Defining Settings for Idempotent Services


Idempotency guarantees delivery of synchronous messages exactly once. You configure idempotent services by scheduling a background job that ensures that request messages in SAP NetWeaver Gateway only occur once.

To define settings for idempotent services, proceed as follows:

  1. In transaction SPRO open the SAP Reference IMG and navigate to:   SAP NetWeaver  Gateway  Generic Channel  Configuration  Connection Settings  SAP NetWeaver Gateway to Consumer  Define Settings for Idempotent Services   and click on the Activity icon.

  2. Enter the following default values:

    • For Period Hours in Document the value is 6.

    • For Period Hours in Document ID the value is 12.

  3. Choose Schedule.

    A message displays confirming that the job has been scheduled.

  4. Choose Continue.


To check that you have successfully defined the idempotent services settings, carry out the following steps:

  1. In transaction SM37 enter SAP_BC_IDP_WS_SWITCH* as the Job name and * as the User name.

  2. Choose Execute.

    A list with all scheduled jobs SAP_BC_IDP_WS_SWITCH_BD and SAP_BC_IDP_WS_SWITCH_BDID is displayed.

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