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Batch job Process Chain

Hi experts,

When I run the chain myself with 'Start immediately' setting in variant, the chain is running fine and loading data. But when this is put in batch job by the basis, it is not triggered and never started. I changed the setting to "Start using metachain or API" in the start variant, but still did not work. In SM21 this is the message:

In order to complete the chain run, follow these steps:

Ensure that Start Using Metachain or API is selected in the

variant maintenance for the start process. By doing so, you ensure that

the chain is not restarted.

Schedule the process chain.

In the log view for the process chain maintenance, choose View ->

Merge Active Version, and end the incorrect process using the

respective context menu entry.



Hi there,


What i ment was go to transaction se37 and insert the name RSPC_CHAIN_START. Click on the button where-used list (ctrl****F3) and choose only programs.

Does it return any progrm name starting with Z or Y? If so, you have a customer defined program that calls that function module to call process chains.

But this was just an example of how to do that.

It is best to ask your basis team whats the job name (or program name) that they use to run the chains.


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