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Function documentation Process Monitoring Logging  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


For the logging process, the various components (Transport, Assembler and so on) report information to internal monitoring. This information is then classified, for example into very important, important or medium. You can find the logs in the application log. You can view the entries in the application log by calling the corresponding transaction or choosing the corresponding pushbutton on the tab page Error Messages. The following explains these two options to you in greater detail:

Calling the application log using a transaction

When calling the log using the transaction, you can choose between a list display and a hierarchical display:

·        Logs that have log data in list form are displayed using the default display in the application log (SLG1). For this you have to enter the following:

¡        Object: spi

¡        Subobject: SPI_<component>; you can also enter SPI* as the subobject, and then select the required component from the overview that is then displayed, such as SPI_Agents, if you want to view the agent logs.

¡        Optional: external identifier; in the case of components that are process-type-specific, such as the Assembler, this is the process GUID; for components that are not process-type-specific, this is always SPI_ALL_PROC for the transport.

·        You can view logs in their hierarchical form using report SPI_PROTOCOL_SHOW_ALL.

Calling the application log using the tab page ’Error Messages’

The tab page 'Error Messages' contains error messages for the self-monitoring of Process Monitoring. If you want to know more about what caused a message, you can choose the log icon on this tab page to jump directly to the application log, without having to call the corresponding transaction. The log entries are filtered in such a way that only the log entries relevant for the message are displayed.

Only messages for serious errors are displayed on the tab page Error Messages. If you want to view the log for other messages as well, you can open the application log by choosing the pushbutton Logs, and have it display all log entries. In this case, the entries are only filtered according to process type and the current day.


A prerequisite for logging is that you have activated it. You can activate or deactivate logging for Process Monitoring on the tab page 'Details', and save your setting.

For administrators: an ITS Service must be running to enable logs to be viewed in the application log.


Even if logging has not been activated, you still have the option of displaying error messages. The tab page 'Error Messages' contains error messages for the self-monitoring of Process Monitoring. Unlike logging, only serious errors are listed here, no other messages. The data comes from the CCMS. The monitor in the CCMS displays technical details.


This graphic is explained in the accompanying text Process Monitoring Display and Administration





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