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BAPI_USER_GET_DETAIL error : Info message Nu00B0538


I have a RFC external client program that attacks an SAP server and uses the BAPI_USER_GET_DETAIL bapi function.

Up to the early 4.7 R/3 Server version, this client works fine and retrieves the USER data, but now with the new Server versions (late 4.7, BW, ECC 6.0...) I do face an Information message N°538 telling me that "The external user ID maintenance is no longer available" and none of the user data requested is returned.

I checked the BAPI function interface and find out that this interface has changed and that new TABLES and EXPORTING structures had been added.


I do not use them in my RFC call.

Do you see a way to modify (maybe!) my client to prevent this problem??

And how can I be sure that I will not have to modify my client for each future SAP Server version???

Thank you in advance.


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  • Posted on Oct 12, 2006 at 09:52 AM

    Hi Xavier!

    You can never be sure, what surprises the next release will have - it's future and we aren't foretellers...

    Not long ago someone else had same problem USER_GET_DETAIL Error.

    What do you mean with 'I don not use EXITHEAD' - fill space or not specify in your call at all?

    At least you have to avoid the 'is requested' check of the bapi.



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    • Former Member Christian Wohlfahrt

      Hello Christian,

      My problem is solved and I must thak you.

      You were right....the TABLES were not returned empty as I thought, but there was a bug so in that very particular case when I recieve an Info message...the TABLES were not read as I thought.

      Reading again and again your first answer....made the bulb light...

      Thank you very much.


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