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Hi All,

We have recently installed SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.3 EHP 1 with HANA as the database.

When we execute transaction SPAM in the server we get the following dump.

Category ABAP Programming Error




Application Component BC-TRX

Date and Time 08.01.2013 00:42:22

Short text

Function module "SHDB_EXISTS_TABLE" not found.

What happened?

The function module "SHDB_EXISTS_TABLE" is called,

but cannot be found in the library.

Error in the ABAP Application Program

The current ABAP program "SDB1FHDB" had to be terminated because it has

come across a statement that unfortunately cannot be executed.

Error analysis

An exception occurred that is explained in detail below.

The exception, which is assigned to class 'CX_SY_DYN_CALL_ILLEGAL_FUNC', was

not caught in

procedure "EXISTS_TABLE" "(FORM)", nor was it propagated by a RAISING clause.

Since the caller of the procedure could not have anticipated that the

exception would occur, the current program is terminated.

The reason for the exception is:

The program "SDB1FHDB" contains the CALL FUNCTION statement.

The name of the function module to be called is "SHDB_EXISTS_TABLE".

No function module exists with the name "SHDB_EXISTS_TABLE".

All function modules are listed in the Function Library (SE37).

The functional module SHDB_EXISTS_TABLE exists in system but when we do syntax check for the module via se37 it gives the error

The program "SAPLSHDB_SYSCAT" is not Unicode-compatible, according to its program attributes.

Is there a set of SAP Notes which we need to implement after the system is installed. If yes where can i get the list.


Sohrab Kapoor

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    Posted on Jan 07, 2013 at 07:58 PM

    What is your Support Package level? Usually when installing new systems, it makes sense to also install the latest (or latest - 1) SPs. See if SAP note 1656661 is relevant for you.

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