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What is Update Task Capability of a Function Module

Former Member
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Hi Folks,

My client wants me to create a function module with Update Task Capability.

Can you please know what is this and how to use this? I am completely new to this Update Task part. So please guide me accordingly.

Thanks in advance,

Siddarth

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former_member156446
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update capability mean you need to add in ur source code

Commit work and wait. after you inserted data into the tables..

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new post..

look like if your client is asking for update capability.... you should be even asked to insert some data into a table or some data into SAP...

so what he meant to say is.. after calling the FM developed by you.. ppl should not use..commit again... every thing should be done inside the source code of the FM

generally

call function <FM_NAME>

import

export

..

commit work and wait. <<<<<<<your client want to skip this.. and put it in FM source code itself..

Hope its helpful

Edited by: Jay S on Jan 30, 2008 11:58 PM

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former_member156446
Active Contributor
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update capability mean you need to add in ur source code

Commit work and wait. after you inserted data into the tables..

-


new post..

look like if your client is asking for update capability.... you should be even asked to insert some data into a table or some data into SAP...

so what he meant to say is.. after calling the FM developed by you.. ppl should not use..commit again... every thing should be done inside the source code of the FM

generally

call function <FM_NAME>

import

export

..

commit work and wait. <<<<<<<your client want to skip this.. and put it in FM source code itself..

Hope its helpful

Edited by: Jay S on Jan 30, 2008 11:58 PM

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Hi Jay,

Can you elaborate more on this? I am not able to understand this.

Thanks

Siddarth

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Hi Jay,

"Create new function group ZXXX and new function module ZYYY that is update task capable. This function module will be used to created the new IDOC for the two message types using UPDATE TASK."

The above quoted one is from the requirement. Please help me accordingly.

Thanks for your all effort till now and hope to see the the appropriate solution now.

Thanks once again.

Siddarth

Former Member
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Hi Sir,

Please have a look below to understand update task capability of FM.

Plz do reward if useful

Thankx.

Why do we use this " In Update Task " ??

The main update technique for bundling database changes in a single database LUW is to use CALL FUNCTION... IN UPDATE TASK.

How do we Use ??

A typical R/3 installation contains dialog work processes and at least one update work process. The update work processes are responsible for updating the database. When an ABAP program reaches a COMMIT WORK statement, any function modules from CALL FUNCTION... IN UPDATE TASK statements are released for processing in an update work process. The dialog process does not wait for the update to finish. This kind of update is called asynchronous update.

What is the Use... ??

Asynchronous update is useful when response time from the transaction is critical, and the database updates themselves are so complex that they justify the extra system load

Real time scenario.

Suppose a user wants to change an entry in a database table, or add a new one. He or she enters the necessary data, and then starts the update process by choosing Save. This starts the following procedure in the ABAP program:

Firstly, the program locks the database entry against other users, using the enqueue work process (or the message server in the case of a distributed system). This generates an entry in the lock table. The user is informed whether the update was successful, or whether the lock could not be set because of other users.

If the lock is set, the program reads the entry that is to be changed and modifies it. If the user has created a new entry, the program checks whether a record with the same key values already exists.

In the current dialog work process, the program calls a function module using CALL FUNCTION... IN UPDATE TASK, and this writes the change details as an entry in table VBLOG.

When the program is finished (maybe after further dialog steps), a COMMIT WORK statement starts the final part of the SAP LUW. The work process that is processing the current dialog step starts an update work process.

Based on the information passed to it from the dialog work process, the update work process reads the log entries belonging to the SAP LUW from table VBLOG.

The update work process passes this data to the database for updating, and analyzes the return message from the database. If the update was successful, the update work process triggers a database commit after the last database change and deletes the log entries from table VBLOG.

If an error occurred, the update work process triggers a database rollback, leaves the log entries in table VBLOG, flags them as containing errors, and sends a SAPoffice message to the user, who should then inform the system administrator.

The corresponding entries in the lock table are reset by the update work process.

The system logs your request and executes the function module when the next COMMIT WORK statement is reached. The parameter values used to execute the function module are those current at the time of the call.

a = 1.

CALL FUNCTION 'UPD_FM' IN UPDATE TASK EXPORTING PAR = A...

a = 2.

CALL FUNCTION 'UPD_FM' IN UPDATE TASK EXPORTING PAR = A...

a = 3.

COMMIT WORK.

Here, the function module UPD_FM is performed twice in the update task: the first time, with value 1 in PAR, the second time with value 2 in PAR.

Check the SAP Help :

http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04s/helpdata/en/41/7af4bfa79e11d1950f0000e82de14a/frameset.htm