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 Finding Entries in the Application Log

Use

This program allows you to search for any character strings, for example, order numbers, in the transfer logs of the CIF application log. In this way, you can track when an order, for example, was exchanged between the systems and what the status was.

This program lists all the logs in which the character string entered, for example, a certain order number, occurs. The program only displays one message for each log. By double-clicking a log, you get a list of all the messages available for this log, and can analyze the logs further.

Prerequisites

In order for the system to display messages for a transfer log, you must set logging to Detailed .

Features

You can use the following selection options to restrict the search in the application log and thereby improve performance:

  • Object

    CIF is entered here by default.

  • Subobject

    If you search for transfer logs that were generated for a certain object type, for example, ORDER (planned order/production order), you can enter these here. Restricting the search to a subobject improves performance considerably.

  • External identification

    Here you can enter the key of the transfer log to be found. In the case of logs for initial data transfers, this key can be a number beginning with CIFLOAD. In the case of transfers from SAP APO, for example, this key can be a transaction ID.

  • Time restriction

    • From date/time

      Here you can specify a date and/or time from which the system is to search for transfer logs.

    • To date/time

      Here you can specify a date and/or time up to which the system is to search for transfer logs.

      The current date from 00:00 to 23:59 is entered by default. Restricting the search in this way improves performance considerably.

  • Restriction to a message of a message class generated for a transfer log

    Here you can first choose the required message class using the input help. The system then displays all the available messages for this message class in the input help for the message. In this way, you can search for an object in a certain situation.

  • Character strings to be found

    • Character string 1

      If you enter a character string here, the system only displays those transfer logs that correspond to the selection criteria specified above and whose message text contains this character string.

    • and character string 2

      If you enter a character string here, the system only displays those transfer logs that correspond to the selection criteria specified above and whose message text contains both character strings 1 and 2.

      The use of placeholders (* or ?) can have a negative effect on performance.

  • Display options

    Here you can configure whether messages available for a transfer log are displayed in a dialog box or on the full screen.

Activities

  1. In the ERP system, you can find this program in the SAP menu under Start of the navigation path Logistics Next navigation step Central Functions Next navigation step Supply Chain Planning Interface Next navigation step Core Interface Advanced Planner and Optimizer Next navigation step Monitoring Next navigation step Application Log Next navigation step Find Entries End of the navigation path or using transaction CFG3.

  2. In the SCM system, you can find this program in the SAP menu under Start of the navigation path Integration Next navigation step Monitor Next navigation step Application Log Next navigation step Find Entries End of the navigation path or using transaction /SAPAPO/C7.