You can check process chain runs in the log view of the process chain maintenance.
Calling the Log View of a Process Chain Run
You access the log view of a process chain either by choosing the Log View icon from the toolbar of the process chain maintenance or the Logs icon from the toolbar of the navigation area.
When you go to the log view, first choose the time frame for which you want to display the chain runs.
In the left-hand area of the screen, information about the time of creation, change, or activation as well as about the chain runs is displayed. Symbols display the status of the runs: Yellow indicates that the chain is active, green that the chain ended successfully, red that the chain ended with errors or was terminated. Unknown is displayed if the status is unknown, for example after an upgrade. Choose Go to → Other Log ( on the process chain maintenance toolbar) to refresh the status display of the runs.
Double-click on the appropriate row to choose the log view for a run. You can refresh the log view for a selected run using the menu View.
You use the Legend to get information regarding the status of the processes and the links.
Depending on whether the chain has been changed since the last run, you can display processes that have not yet been run in the log view for a process chain. If the chain has not changed since the run to be checked, then the processes that have not been run are displayed in gray in the log view for this run. Also, the link for such processes is marked with dashes if the event has not yet been triggered. However, if the chain has been changed since the run to be checked, then the processes that have not yet been run and the events that have not yet been triggered are not displayed in the log view for this run.
Merging an Active Version
If the chain has been changed since the run to be checked, you can display the processes that have not yet been run in grey by choosing View → Active Version. This is particularly useful if the chain is to be continued after an error even if it has since been reactivated and/or scheduled.
Display Messages for a Process
By using Display Messages in the context menu for a process, you can call up the log. The logs are displayed in the dialog box that appears on the tab pages Chain, Batch, and Process.
This tab page is displayed if the process type writes its own log, or if the interfacesIF_RSPC_GET_LOG and/or IF_RSPC_CALL_MONITOR are implemented for the process type.
You can use Process Monitor to get to this monitor with processes that have a special monitor attached, for example for a data load with InfoPackages or in data transfer processes.
If you set the indicator Get All New Data in Source Request by Request in the DTP maintenance for the data transfer process (DTP), there is a check whether the source contains additional requests after processing the DTP request. In this case an additional DTP requests is generated and processed. For this reason, the log for a process chain run that contains such a DTP displays on the process monitor a list of the DTP requests that retrieved all source requests within the process chain run.
Note that DTPs that were created prior to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 SPS12 behave in a different manner: If you set the indicator, the first request of the source is retrieved with only one DTP request. In this case the process monitor displays only this one DTP request.
More information:Creating Data Transfer Processes
Delete Process Chain Run Logs
If you want to delete the logs for a process chain and its assigned processes, choose Log → Delete. You select the currently displayed log on the next screen. You can also specify the time period you want to delete the log in.
Choose Execute. The system deletes all background jobs as well as the header and detail logs of the process chain framework.
If you set the indicator Ignore Error, the system proceeds with the deletion process despite any errors. If you do not set the indicator, the system terminates the deletion process.
You receive a list of deleted logs upon completion of the deletion process. The deleted run is no longer displayed in the log view and it cannot be restored.
Reselect the Process Chain Log
You can reselect the log for this process chain by choosing Go to → Other Log ( on the toolbar of the process chain maintenance). The system updates the overview of the process chain runs according to your time selection. The system also refreshes the status of the runs.
Process Chain Attributes → Section: Monitoring.