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Introduction

Various customers have asked me how they could integrate the execution of an ABAP program followed by a return code (red/green) inside a process chain in SAP BW 7.x. This document describes the steps that have to be performed to allow for this functionality.

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SAP BW Administrators / Developers.

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Introduction

Audience 

Table of Contents

1. Creation of the process type

2. Integration of the process type

1. Creation of the process type

This chapter describes the steps to create the new process type that allows for the integration of an ABAP program with a return code (red/green) inside a process chain.

Step 1: Log on to the BW system.

Step 2: Execute transaction <RSPC>.

Step 3: Open/Display a process chain.

Step 4: Go to the menu <Settings><Maintain Process Types>.

Step 5: Select the entry where the process type equals <ABAP>.

Step 6: Go to the menu <Edit><Copy As>.

Step 7: Apply the settings as shown in the picture below and press <Enter>.

Step 8: Save the new process type.

2. Integration of the process type

This chapter describes the steps that are required to integrate the new process type in a process chain.

Step 1: Log on to the BW system.

Step 2: Execute transaction <SE38> and enhance the program for which you want to raise a return status Green "MESSAGE i000(zz)" or Red (MESSAGE i000(zz)) as shown in the example below.

Step 3: Open the process chain in which you want to include the new process type.

Step 4: Double-click the <ABAP Program with return Status> process type and fill out the required fields as shown in the picture below.

Step 5: Enter the program name and set the properties for the ABAP program.

Step 6: Add the additional steps for the process chain in case of 'Green' or 'Red'.

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