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An ABAP program can be terminated during its runtime for a number of different reasons. The database table SNAPTID lists all potential runtime errors (in total, around 1900).

To allow clearer processing, the runtime errors are divided into categories. The category of the runtime error returns hints on cause of the error and troubleshooting.

Internal Kernel Error

Error in ABAP Kernel.

Recommendation Recommendation

Sending an error message to SAP.

End of the recommendation.

Errors in the ABAP runtime

Errors in the screen runtime

Errors in the database interface

The system was able to roughly determine the area in which the error occurred. Next, clarify whether it was triggered by an internal error or by a programming error.

ABAP programming errors

Errors in the ABAP program, such as a division by zero or a catchable exception that was not caught.

Recommendation Recommendation

If you are dealing with a non-modified SAP application, send an error message to SAP.

End of the recommendation.

Installation errors

These include, for example, inconsistencies between the kernel and the database.

Example Example

A typical installation error is the error START_CALL_SICK.

End of the example.

Resource bottleneck

Example Example

Example: SYSTEM_NO_ROLL: The application does not have enough memory available.

End of the example.

External errors

The error was caused by a call outside the system.

Example Example

  • The code page of the operating system does not match the SAP system language

  • An incorrect logon attempt occurred when calling outside the SAP system (for example, RFC SDK).

End of the example.

End user errors

Incorrect printer settings at end user.

No error

The program was not terminated due to an error, but rather due to deliberately performed actions.

Example Example

If an administrator cancels a running transaction, the runtime error SYSTEM_CANCELED is thrown.

End of the example.

ST runtime errors

The error occurred during a Simple Transformation (ST). The cause is a programming error in the ST program.

Internal ST errors

The error occurred during a Simple Transformation (ST). There is an internal error in the ST VM.

XSLT runtime errors

The error occurred during the execution of an XSLT transformation.

ITS errors

The error occurred in ITS. This is usually an HTMLB error.