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The meaning of RABAX

I was a little amused at language used in note 1680814. It talks about "In transaction ST22, search for rabaxes that occurred at the same time. In the rabaxes, you now have to try..."

Most of us know that RABAX is web-speak for dump, because that's how a dump appears in the browser. But what does the term actually mean, is it an abbreviation or acronym of something? Is this a start of a global renaming of our beloved "dump"?

A bit of googling tells me it's an SAP term, not used anywhere else.

So can anyone enlighten me?

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    Jan 18, 2018 at 02:42 PM

    • "Rabax (Runtime ABAP Exit) is an internal SAP term describing a program crash after a runtime error. The corresponding ABAP kernel module, also called Rabax, performs the necessary tasks after the internal session closes and creates the associated short dump."
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    • Only SAP internal and end users.

      Whenever a WDA app dumps users see RABAX_STATE and therefore they (at least ones I've worked with) tend to call it rabax errors because end users don't like error numbers. 500 Internal server error? Yeuch!