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You can use the ICF Recorder to display and process HTTP requests in order to analyze and fix call errors.


  • You are authorized to use transaction SICFRECORDER (authorization object S_ICFREC).

  • You are authorized to display other users’ICF communication data (authorization object S_ICFREC).


To display and process ICF Recorder entries, proceed as follows:

  1. In transaction SICF, choose   Edit   Recorder   Display Recording  , or call transaction SICFRECORDER directly to display recorded ICF communication data.

    • In the popup that now appears, Selection Criteria for ICF Recorder, you can specify the following selection criteria:

      • Logon date

      • Logon time

      • Request Path (if you selected the service before, the system proposes the path for you)

    Note Note

    The path always begins with the first node below the virtual host.

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    Example Example

    For the service /default_host/sap/bc/ping enter: /sap/bc/ping.

    • Logon by User

    • Recording by User

    • Processed Requests

    • Logon Errors

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    Note Note

    Where possible, make sure that these entries are the same as those for the recording. If you only want to display your own recorded services, enter your user name under Recording by User and leave the field Logon by User empty.

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  2. If you have the correct authorizations, you can now edit the recorded communication data.

    Note Note

    Unless you have extra authorizations, you can only edit your own entries.

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    Note Note

    If you want to export and re-import your own entries, you also require the corresponding authorizations. Any entry that is exported from the system is considered an external entry, even if it has been created with your user. For external entries, you must therefore specify the entry, user, client, and system ID.

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    Note Note

    All entries that are imported into a system do not belong to a user. This means that you need the correct authorization to edit re-imported entries, even if they once belonged to you. Authorization checks are always made against the original owner of the imported entries.

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  3. Select the required entry and choose a function.

Processing ICF Recorder entries




Change Administration Data

Note Note

The system administrator can configure and limit these functions using

  Goto   Settings  .

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Retain Entry Until

Setting of the retention time for the entry.

Maximum Retention Period

End date for retention

Logging of All Actions

Deactivate this option only for data that is not security-critical.



Displays the HTTP requests.


Displays the response data.

Table Entry

Displays the table entries.

Logon Data

Displays the logon data (without passwords).


Displays which user has edited this entry.

In New Session

Opens a page for advanced settings.

In Browser

Opens the advanced settings in the browser.

Session Context

Displays existing response objects for a request.

Logon Context

Displays all requests triggered by the client.



Executes the selected service.

Execute in Other Language

Executes the service in another language.

Execute as User…

Executes the service with another user.

Execute Original

Also executes the service in external destinations.



Copies the selected entry.



Deletes the selected entry.



Downloads an entry.

Display All

Caution Caution

This function can cause a timeout if there are a lot of entries.

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Display All

Displays all existing entries. As a default, only the first 100 entries are displayed.


Message Role

Displays details for the selected entry

Request Path

Response Status




Message ID