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You can use the tools of the ABAP dump analysis (ST22) to list the ABAP runtime errors that have occurred in an ABAP system as well as the relevant short dumps.

  • Displays and analyzes update statistics again

  • Save in a local file

  • Print

  • Store for a longer period of time

Listing and Selecting Runtime Errors

To list the runtime errors that have occurred:

  • Log on to the affected ABAP system.

  • Start the ABAP Dump Analysis using transaction code ST22.

  • On the initial screen, you can define the Selection Criteria that is searched for the whole list of stored runtime errors.

  • A list appears of all of the runtime errors relevant to the selection criteria. You can sort the list according to various criteria.

    Note Note

    It is very easy to call the most current runtime errors: if you choose the Today button in the Standard selection group box, the system displays a list of runtime errors for the current day in reverse chronological order – that is, the newest files first.

    End of the note.

Now you can call detailed information for runtime errors listed individually as described below.

Displaying Long Texts of Runtime Errors

You can open the long text of a runtime error for Detailed Review with a double click.

Alternatively you select the runtime error in the list and choose

  Runtime Error   Display Long Text  

or Display Long Text F2 (Display Long Text F2)

Unedited Display

In case of this, you can display the unformatted related short dump. Follow the procedure below:

Select the runtime error in the list. Choose

  Runtime Error   Unformatted Display  

or Unformatted Display F9 (Unformatted Display F9)

Stopping Short Dumps from Being Automatically Deleted

Select the runtime error in the list. Choose

  Runtime Error   Save/Release Ctrl + F1  

or Save/Release Ctrl + F1 (Save/Release Ctrl + F1)

See Managing Short Dumps for more information on managing short dumps.

Emergency Solutions for Displaying Short Dumps

The ABAP Dump Analysis uses SAP technologies as in ALV. It brings a higher level of usability but also a higher level of dependency.

Should transaction ST22 (ABAP Dump Analysis) not start correctly or if short dumps are not displayed correctly then there are two emergency solutions that you can implement. You can then continue to analyze problems with the help of short dumps.

First Emergency Solution: On the ST22 start screen, select the Use Old Dump Analyses option before you list the short dumps. ST22 then switches to the old list technology for displaying dumps.

Second Emergency Solution: If you cannot start transaction ST22, you can display short dumps in a simplified list form using report RSNAPREAD.

To use RSNAPREAD, proceed as follows:

  1. Start transaction SA38or SE38.

  2. Run the report RSNAPREAD. Enter a date for selecting short dumps

    RSNAPREAD gives a list of the short dumps that were created for the specified date.

  3. Open the short dump you want to view.

    For technical reasons, RSNAPREAD is simply able to display the technical paragraphs from the short dump. You can, for example, view contents such as Contents of System Fields or Selected Variables in the list display.

    However, all headers are missing and all contents generated by ST22 with its section from the source text, such as the introductory texts about the error or the Termination Information paragraph.