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RSPC Variant does not exist - Could not find or load print parameters

We are on BI 7.0 (support pack SAPKW70017). We recently freshed test system from production. After the refresh, we have problems opening all the process chains.

1. When I go to RSPC to open a process chain, I get many messages like this:

Variant &0000000067180 does not exist (there are different variant numbers)

Message no. DB612


You selected variant &0000000067180 for program RSPROCESS.

This variant does not exist.

2. When I go to SM21 to check the system log, it displays many entries like below:

EJ F Could not find or load print parameters for step 1, job BI_PROCESS_TRIGGER/09134500

Documentation for system log message EJ F :

An error occurred during loading of the print parameters for a

background job step.

The print parameter record may have been deleted even though there was

a still a step that needed that data. This is an error as the

reorganization of the print parameters should prevent this from


To fix the problem, edit the step and save it, copy the job, or

schedule a new job. The print parameters will be regenerated in all

these cases.

3. I applied the OSS note 1169659 - Correction: Process variants not entered by BDLS. The Basis rerun BDLS. But it did not fix the problem.

Would appreciate if someone could provide any help.

Thank you.

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    Posted on Mar 19, 2009 at 01:52 PM

    Hi Rebecca.

    1) Please verify if exist process types called 'unknown job'. If exist: delete process types called 'unknown job' in your process chain. To do that please remove the chain from scheduling (menu bar > process chain > remove from schedule), afterwards switch the detail view on (menu bar > view) > right mouse click on the process type "unknown job" > displaying scheduled jobs > delete that job. After deletion of the 'unknown jobs' activate and schedule your process chain again.

    2) After the removal of the 'unknown jobs' please check if the error messages with the missing variants pop up when calling your process chain disappears. If not, please implement and execute the attached report Z_FIND_JOBS_WITHOUT_VARIANT which deletes the jobs without variants.

    I have already attached report as Report Z_FIND_JOBS_WITHOUT_VARIANT, you can download and create the report accordingly.

    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =


    data: l_t_job type table of tbtcp with header line,

    l_s_varsel TYPE rsvar,

    l_t_variant TYPE TABLE OF rsparams.

    parameters: delete type rs_bool.

    select * from tbtcp as job into table l_t_job

    where progname = 'RSPROCESS'

    and exists ( select * from tbtco

    where jobname = job~jobname

    and jobcount = job~jobcount

    and status = 'S' ).

    loop at l_t_job.

    l_s_varsel-report = l_t_job-progname.

    l_s_varsel-variant = l_t_job-variant.



    report = l_s_varsel-report

    variant = l_s_varsel-variant

    execute_direct = 'X'


    valutab = l_t_variant


    variant_non_existent = 1

    variant_obsolete = 2

    OTHERS = 3.

    if sy-subrc <> 0.

    write: / l_t_job-jobname, l_t_job-jobcount.

    if delete = 'X'.



    JOBCOUNT = l_t_job-jobcount

    JOBNAME = l_t_job-jobname


    OTHERS = 1.

    IF SY-SUBRC <> 0.

    write 'not deleted'.


    write 'successfully deleted'.





    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

    I hope I can be helpful.


    Walter Oliveira.

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    • Former Member

      Hi Walter,

      I just did the first step; but cannot find unknown jobs.

      I am going to implement the step 2 and will let you know how it goes.

      Thank you so much for your help!


      Edited by: Rebecca Cheng on Mar 19, 2009 4:30 PM

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