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workflows are stuck, how do I get them going again?

Hi all, we are on ECC 6.0 and we had a situation a few days ago whereby suddenly the wf-batch id was no longer able to communcate with the production system and all workflows stopped.

When I look at them via swia, it shows that they are in status "Ready". I don't know how I can "kickstart" the processes again so they will continue on running again from where they were interrupted. When I look at the workflow log for the last workitem, the message says "execution interrupted".

Any ideas on how I can get these going again in txn SWIA?

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Thanks,

Marty

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    Oct 05, 2007 at 05:24 PM

    The issue is not clear. You can execute the workitems from swia. What actually you want from workflow give some more details

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    Oct 05, 2007 at 05:32 PM

    I need to know how to get the workflows to continue so the workflow will comlete properly.

    As it stands the workflow is only partially approved. The user reports that the expense claim shows as approved when they view it, however it does not show up in their "view approved expense claims" list.

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      You mean to say the view is not correct in UWL or SBWP. I hope in SBWP they can see the workitems executed by me section in Outbox. This will appear properly.

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    Oct 05, 2007 at 07:15 PM

    Unfortunately the users are not using standard SAP gui to approve and create expenses. We have a custom .net front end which doesn't give them the ability to just go into sbwp and view the workitems executed by them.

    This doesn't solve my problem, the workflow is still stopped and needs to be started, so it will continue from where it was interrupted and complete...How can I do this?

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  • Oct 06, 2007 at 02:55 PM

    Hi MB,

    if problem is with WF-BATCH, then I think tell your basis to check the user-id.

    I had a another issue with WF-BATCH, where I had to finally delete WF-BATCH and recreate it automatically from SWU3.

    Please wait for Guru's to reply on ur thread.

    Hope it might help.

    Aditya

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  • Oct 08, 2007 at 01:06 PM

    Have you tried the SWPR/SWPC transactions? I can never remember which is which, so I mention them both. One is for restarting after error (probably SWPR) and the other after system crash.

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    Oct 09, 2007 at 01:13 PM

    Thanks for your responses, but in this case SAP doesn't recognize the situation as a system crash for some reason. WF-BATCH has been corrected, so all is fine with the id. It's just the workflows that were running at the time the RFC destination was deleted/then recreated, won't start up again. They will not complete, they do not show in error, and they do not get picked up in the system crash or error reports.

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    Oct 09, 2007 at 05:06 PM

    I have found the outstanding work processes using SM58 and reprocessing them from that report. All is well now. Thankyou all for your responses.

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