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The objective of this blog post is to explain the possibility to manually unlock documents which are currently locked and end the session for particular user in SAP Business ByDesign.

Business case behind is very simple. User who is editing document left the computer for various reasons and keep the document locked under his or her user session. However in the same time other user would like to approach document directly, unfortunately this was not possible.

With a new functionality available in SAP Business ByDesign, release 2102 the key user is able now to view logged-on users with one or multiple sessions, and end such a session, if required.
Ending of particular session will release any locked documents.

Where to find it?

Find easily via following menu via 'Key user settings' and 'User Session Settings'.

This will open up new screen with the list of connected user names and respective user session number.

Select or highlight user for whom you would like to unlock the document. There are two options how to end session - either via 'End Session' button in a header of a form in case you would like to unlock more session at once or second option, simply click the icon of thrash bin per user.

Please also have a look at the following VIDEO.

We hope the short summary of new functionality Unlock Manually Documents and End Sessions will help you to start using the new 2102 capability in SAP Business ByDesign.

In case you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know via Comments section below the Blog.

You can find video here.


Thank you,

Your SAP Business ByDesign Product Management.