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Define Jobname of a BI request


starting an Info Package in SAP BW creates a corresponding extraction job in the SAP R/3 system with

jobname "BIREQU_....". The request number of the info package is part of the jobname.

We are looking for a possibility to set the jobname by program, bapi or function module.

Any ideas? Thank you for your help.

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    Posted on Jan 18, 2005 at 11:10 AM


    It is possible to change the job description using the BAPI_IPAK_START Infopackage scheduling BAPI. I have done this in the past where I use the infopackage BAPIs to automatically create and schedule the infopakages.. However, I seem to recall that the job names are always created with the prefix BIREQ.... followed by whatever description the BAPI import variable is supplied with......

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      thanks for your reply.

      Unfortunately BAPI_IPAK_START changes only the job description in the SAP BW system, e.g. to "BI_BTCHHELLO".

      in the job log entries you will find

      "InfoPackage ZPAK_7AWVZOKWJJ26YAA2PR2IPCPVY created request REQU_7W85H06U9CGWE03OUC5R4L5HQ"

      and in the SAP R/3 System the extraction job


      We need the following: if we start an InfoPackage, e.g. named "Hello xyz", that the corresponding extraction job in SAP R/3 has the job name "...hello xyz".

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