The status of a request is shown using traffic lights in the Monitor for InfoPackages. The overall status of the request is displayed in the Monitor overview tree. The meaning of the status lights is explained in the following section.
There are two ways of setting the traffic light color if warnings have arisen during processing:
We advise against assigning the status yellow to the request when a warning arises, since this prevents subsequent processing steps from starting. The request would then be denoted as incorrect after the time-out time had elapsed anyway.
The traffic light is set to red and the error classified as containing errors if the time the last IDoc for a request was received exceeds the maximum wait time.
Even though the request has the status red, it is not terminated. The traffic light turns to yellow if the monitor receives a new log for this request after the wait time has elapsed.
Even if you set the overall status (QM status) in the monitor manually, this does not prevent data being posted fort his request. In this case, the request cannot still have status green, however, as the overall status overrides the monitor's technical status.
There are two ways of setting the wait time after which requests are to be considered as having errors:
The status can only be changed after the maximum wait time has run if the request is monitored by the Monitor assistant. Only then are any subsequent processing processes triggered for the request.
We recommend periodically scheduling the assistant in Customizing (SAP NetWeaver → Business Warehouse → Automated Processes → Extraction Monitor Settings).
In Customizing, under SAP NetWeaver → Business Warehouse → Automated Processes → Extraction Monitor Settings → Set Traffic Light Color or in the Monitor, under Settings → Valuation of Requests (Traffic Light Color), you can define which status a request is given if there is no data in the source system.
In the default setting, the overall status of a request is set by the technical status. You can change the overall status of a request using the QM action. To do this, press Overall/Total on the Status tab page. You can create a quick-info text for the status you have assigned. This is then displayed if you place the mouse over the total status for the request.
If you set the delta request from red to green, BW sends a delta request to the source system with the next request. The source system then delivers a delta. Data for the request that was originally red can no longer be provided by the source system (even with a repeat). This can lead to data loss.
For a better understanding of the relationship between the request status in the monitor and the request status in InfoProvider administration, see the following:
On this tab page, the Monitor displays details for all actions executed with the request in an overview tree.
You can display information and messages using a node's context menu.
When determining the technical status, the status of the displayed nodes and the root nodes of the overview tree are not necessarily relevant. For example, you might have completed the request, extraction, transfer and processing steps successfully (status green), but errors could still occur while posting the data with a data transfer process (status red). The technical status of the request would then be green, although a node on the Detail tab page in the overview tree would have the status red.
The status of the root nodes in the overview tree is aggregated from the status of all displayed nodes and therefore does not have the same meaning as the technical status of the request.