Skip to Content
avatar image
Former Member

Work item "000000070953" cannot be executed in status "WAITING

Hello workflow Expert,

We are on SRM SREVER 5.5. We are using one step approval for contract. While releasing one of the contract which is in held status it is not changing its staus to awaiting approval. There is no error in swi6 and pftc for the contract except the workitem is in status waiting.

Workitem-ID 000000070953

Task WS14000088

Text One-step approval of Outline agreement no. Interagency Agreemen 5600000042, GUID 4950DD2D7AD00070E1008000A5EB3A8F


Statustext Waiting

Date 01/05/2009

Time 16:23:40

When I tried to exeute workitem in swia i got the following message "Work item "000000070953" cannot be executed in status "WAITING"

Any help in this regard is highly appreciated.


Add comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Follow
  • Get RSS Feed

2 Answers

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Jan 09, 2009 at 04:13 AM


    You can try this:-

    Clear the buffer in SWU_OBUF and then try triggering WF again..!!

    Manually execute that WokItem Now.



    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Jan 09, 2009 at 04:54 AM

    Hi Praveen,

    Please check if for the workitem 70953 in the workflow there is a Requested Start set. It could be because of this that the workflow is still in waiting stage. To maunally execute the waiting step :

    1. Execute SWWA T-code

    2. On the Application tool bar click on button 'Save & Schedule' and say 'Yes'

    All deadline job will be completed.

    Hope this helps!



    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

    • Former Member Former Member

      Any suggestions please. This is happening on our production system only. Also this is not

      occuring for all contracts but only to few on a re- occuring basis. We want to know what is the root cause of the problem and why these contracts workitem status is in waiting.