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What s the difference between SAP LUW and DB LUW?



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<b>Database LUW vs. SAP LUW</b>

In the case of the database, an LUW is a sequence of data operations that cannot be divided up . The operations are either carried out in full or not at all. Database LUWs are modules which go to make up the database procedures for consistent data processing. An R/3 transaction can include several database LUWs (see example above), each of which can be terminated with a database COMMIT, which is generated automatically.

By way of contrast, an LUW for the R/3 System is a business process, which cannot be divided up. The process is either executed in full or not at all. The SAP LUW of an R/3 transaction usually has to contain several database LUWs. Under normal circumstances, it contains a dialog transaction (which maps a business process), and the command for writing the data to the database (update).

In each database LUW, data is written to the database to special update tables (and not to the application tables). Once the dialog area has been completed, all of the data in a database LUW is copied to the application tables: the update request is then performed


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