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Post Upgrade to SAP MII 12.2, BLS Transaction Calls Failing


Recently we upgraded our Development instance of SAP MII from 12.0 to 12.2.4 Build(80) [In place upgrade] and to the required Netweaver version.

Since the upgrade i have been noticing transactions are failing with the below error [Run Time] when Transaction Call action block is used. Note these were transactions that were running fine in 12.0 [ still running fine in the Production which is still running 12.0[. Also in design time, when i click on the ... button the link is displayed and the selected transaction is hilighted. During Run time we are seeing the below error.

  • [ERROR] Error found trying to execute action 'SAP_PickPack_0' Exception: [Unable to find transaction file specified]
  • [ERROR] [SAP_PickP_0] Action: Runtime threw an exception. Exception: [ Unable to find transaction file specified]

The strange part is this is not happening on all the transactions [or transaction calls] , but only on about 40% of them and not sure why.

Please let me know if you guys have come across such issues and if so how you resolved it.

Thanks in advance


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    Posted on May 14, 2013 at 05:52 PM

    Hi Arnaud / Mike

    Thanks a lot for your suggestions.

    Since none of the ideas worked , we got SAP to look into it. After about a day they found out that it was a Variable/Property name that was causing this issue.

    When developing the transactions in MII 12.0 we the development team had added a Transaction Variable/Property named TransactionName, it was a string that was used during Logging transaction failures and statuses.

    Unfortunately for us in MII Version 12.2 the exact word TransactionName is not supported [I guess they have made it a reserved name]. Hence post upgrade when any transaction was calling another transaction which had the Variable/Property TransactionName, it would fail with the vague error that we see above.

    This can be tested in 12.2 . When you create a new transaction, create a transaction Variable/property called TransactionName, SAP MII will popup a message saying Name Cannot be used.

    Now i have to work with the team to change the Variable/Property name and also change the references where ever its used before we do the Production upgrade.

    I was really hoping SAP to have mentioned this change in either upgrade documents or release notes so we could be more prepared for such surprises.

    Thanks again for your inputs.


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    • Hi Suraj,

      Thanks for posting the answer to your problem. It is an interesting situation and probably would affect some of my older stuff since I used the property name TransactionName quite a bit. It was pretty useful, but I guess that was why it got incorporated into 12.2 and later versions.

      Thanks, Mike

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    Posted on May 10, 2013 at 01:59 AM

    Hi Suraj, you may want to try to export and re-import the projects.

    You will probably have some changes to do to your content between 12.0 and 12.2 so you will have to re-import the projects on your production system anyway.

    Not 100% this will work but worth a try,



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    • Hi Arnaud,

      Great suggestion.

      Hi Suraj,

      Specifically, look for the security settings in the transaction xml. I seem to recall that the UME roles changed between early 12.0 transactions and 12.1. Looking at the xml was how we would determine if that was causing failures.

      Regards, Mike