Eursap’s Tip of the Week: Using transaction ST22 to view SAP ABAP dumps

Eursap’s Tip of the Week: Using transaction ST22 to view SAP ABAP dumps

When a program hits a fatal error in SAP, it normally generates an ABAP dump, also known as a short dump. This allows the user to see where in the specific program the error has been hit, in order to allow a developer to analyse.

There is a transaction to see all these short dumps for a given period of time: transaction ST22.

Once executed, the list of short dumps will be displayed as below.

From here you can double click to go into the error to see details of the error.

A whole range of options are displayed on the left-hand side, for you to open various sections of information, depending upon whether you are a user, a developer or a basis administrator.

A further useful feature is the “SAP Correction Notes” icon, which SAP will display if the error has some SAP Notes to fix it. Clicking this icon will display the notes for you to navigate directly to them.

I hope you find this useful! Stay tuned for another SAP Tip from Eursap next week.

Be sure to also check out Eursap’s SAP Blog for more in depth articles.

Author: Jon Simmonds, Senior IT Architect

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