Is the ABAP dispatcher a workprocess??
Ultra simple question.
I was reading the SAPTEC guide and the definition was a little ambigious.
To put the question anotherway, to be considered a workprocess, does a process need to have a database interface?
A workprocess is an os process which accomplishes some useful work.
A useful work may be :
execute an abap dialog step from a transaction for a user : dialog workprocess
execute an abap dialog step from a batch job : batch work process
execute an abap dialog step from an asyncronous update : UPD or UP2 workprocess
execute an abap dialog step from creating a spool entry : spool workprocess
execute an abap dialog step from an enqueue query : enqueue workprocess
The dispatcher process manages a queue and dispatches the various queries to the different workprocess available to run the required type of task.
This is a technical usage and so not a work in SAP speak.
For your specific question, I think tht you are right.