Show TOC

Function documentationManaging Lock Entries Locate this document in the navigation structure


Managing lock entries lets you monitor your system with regards to lock logic. You can determine which locks are being used currently. Locks that have had the backup flag set are highlighted in color (see Choosing and Displaying Lock Entries).

You can detect and correct problems by deleting locks that you no longer want. You can also later analyze the cause of lock table overflows using the history.


The SAP lock concept works closely with SAP Update.


The initial screen for managing locks appears as follows:

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text.

Transaction SM12 — Initial Screen

Lock management lets you:


To access lock management from the SAP menu choose   Administration   System Administration   Monitor   Lock Entries,   or enter transaction SM12.