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Why do we call an ABAP Runtime error a "Short Dump"

Former Member
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Hi All,

I was just working on one of the ABAP runtime errors with my technical counterpart and a question came to my mind "Why do we call an ABAP Runtime error a "Short Dump"?".

I tried asking a few friends of mine working in the technical space in SAP and they were not able to answer.

So, some one of you experts help me getting answer to this question.

Thanks in Advance.



Former Member
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We dont call ABAP Runtime Short Dump.

ABAP runtime short dump occurs for several reason.

For Example:

-> while we are moving fields to another field and field length is not matching.

-> then some call functions are getting conflicts.

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Thanks for the explaination Kinjal.... but my question is Why de we call it a short dump? i mean I dont denai what you are telling. I am interested in finding the reason why we add term "Short Dump". What is the significance.




ABAP Runtime error is a generalized term .......... meaning the error occured while runtime.

wheare as short dump.

Short - means brief.

dump - error information from the memory

Short dumps (also called ABAP memory dumps). Short dumps occur when an ABAP program fails.

Short dumps provide basic information about which program failed and what the error was.

hope this helps.