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To display system logs, choose Tools Administration from the R/3 initial screen.The system displays the System Administration initial screen. ChooseMonitoring System log. The System Log initial screen appears.

The System log entries read field tells how many log entries the system has read from the log file. When you first enter the System Log initial screen, this field is set to 0. Choose Reread system log to read the log The system then reads in entries from the log file so that you can display them. By default, the system reads the log for the last one to two hours.

If you have read a log, the toolbar contains Redisplay only and Read in Syslog buttons along with the Refresh Syslog:

Choose Redisplay only to view the last system log you displayed. If you like, you can use the Selection options along with this button to refine the old system log data without re-reading the log.

If you want to retain the data from this last read, but want to reread the system log with different selection criteria, use the Read in SysLog option. This option lets you mix the information from an original log access with a second log access into one list.

Setting Selection Criteria

You can tailor the information you want to pull from the log using the selection criteria.

Reading Logs on Remote Systems

If you like, you can read the system logs on other application servers in your R/3 system. Choose SysLog   Choose to select a log. You can display the following types of log:



Local SysLog

Messages from the application server to which you are currently logged on (default).

Remote SysLog

Log of another application server. To specify a particular remote system, use the Instance name option.

All rem. SysLogs

The logs of the system to which you are currently logged on, along with those of all other application servers in the same system.

Central SysLog

The central log. If you want to use this option, you must have configured all of your application servers such that they forward their messages from the local log to the central log.

The information in the central system log may differ from the data in the individual local logs. For further information about the accuracy of the system logs, see System Log Concepts


The Environment menu provides the following functions:


Displays the settings of system log parameters in the system profile.

Show authorizations

Shows the authorizations required for the system log.


Displays the system clocks that were used for message time stamps. Checking system clocks is useful if you need to clarify time discrepancies between messages from different application servers. The display shows whether the system clocks of your SAP systems are set to the same time.

Process status

Displays the current state of the system log's send processes.


Setting the Log Entry Presentation

Use the selection screen to determine what information is displayed for the individual log entries. To do this, choose Goto Layout. In the Expert Mode , you can also display the Development class and the Date.


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