Ever now and then have you heard about ABAP Dumps, We also have a joke everything in temporary in life except ABAP dumps for SAP Consultants.
Lets try to understand ABAP dumps from perspective of a SAP BASIS Consultant.
Dumps happen when an ABAP program runs and something goes wrong that cannot be handled by the program
We have two broad categories of Dumps , In custom program Dumps and SAP provided program Dumps.
Dumps that happen in the customer namespace ranges (i.e. own-developed code) or known as Custom Program , can usually be fixed by the ABAP programmer of your team. Dumps that happen in SAP standard code probably need a fix from SAP.
You do not have to be an "ABAPer" in order to resolve ABAP dump issues. The common way to deal with them is to look up in ST22
How to correct the error ?
Hints are given for the keywords that may be used to search on the note system.
Gather Information about the issue
Go to System > Status and Check the Basis SP level as well as information about hardware and operating system, this helps in further analysis as few Support pack have issues running some programs and for those already SAP NOTE is present
Information about where the error occurred : The client, user id, language, transaction. The program, screen and screen line number of the failure, where the program exactly stopped [the function module, for example, the main program, and the exact place in the code that the failure happened.]
Extract the source code , you can see a portion of the code around the area where the failure happened. If no code can be seen, then usually that indicates an issue at the Basis level. If you click on the code, you are navigated to the editor.
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