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Work process administration assigns an individual work process to a user session. The type of administration can have considerable influence on the susceptibility of a work process to error and its overall capacity.


Work process administration in the VMC is based on the principles of ABAP architecture for work process administration. This means that a separate session (and therefore a separate work process) is opened for each user. If a user’s work process is in wait mode because of a relevant instruction (such as RFC or DB Select), the data for this work process can be moved to the role area. The work process can then be made available to a different user.

As the number of work processes in the VMC is scalable, the error tolerance is higher: whenever errors occur, they only affect the user of the work process in question. In the traditional Java EE architecture, all users would be affected, as they are all assigned to a single work process.


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