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Idempotency guarantees delivery of synchronous messages exactly once. You configure idempotent services by scheduling a background job that ensures that request messages in SAP Gateway only occur once.

To define settings for idempotent services, proceed as follows:

  1. In transaction SPRO open the SAP Reference IMG and navigate to: Start of the navigation path SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step SAP Gateway Next navigation step Former Development Next navigation step Generic Channel Next navigation step Configuration Next navigation step Connection Settings Next navigation step SAP Gateway to Consumer Next navigation step Define Settings for Idempotent Services End of the navigation path and click on the Activity icon.

  2. Enter the following default values:

    • For Period Hours in Document the value is 6.

    • For Period Hours in Document ID the value is 12.

  3. Choose Schedule.

    A message displays confirming that the job has been scheduled.

  4. Choose Continue.


To check that you have successfully defined the idempotent services settings, carry out the following steps:

  1. In transaction SM37 enter SAP_BC_IDP_WS_SWITCH* as the Job name and * as the User name.

  2. Choose Execute.

    A list with all scheduled jobs SAP_BC_IDP_WS_SWITCH_BD and SAP_BC_IDP_WS_SWITCH_BDID is displayed.