Monitoring Process Chain Runs


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Monitor runs of process chains

Monitoring Process Chain Runs

Effective monitoring of process chains is crucial for providing reliable data, especially when you have scheduled several process chains at different intervals. This lesson covers essential tools and techniques for overseeing the execution of all process chains within SAP systems. The monitoring tools for process chains are apps of the SAP BW Bridge Cockpit.

The Process Chain Dashboard app provides diagrams for the following real-time information for the execution of process chains:

  • Execution Status: Displays how many process chain are active (running), aborted or completed with success or errors.

  • Start Delay: Identifies deviations from planned start times.

  • Failure Rates: Reports on the failure rates to help focus troubleshooting efforts.

  • Runtime: Duration of the process chain run.

Here is a screen capture showing the dashboard with diagrams for Latest run status (new, success, or failure), scheduling status (not scheduled or scheduled), and runtime status (no executions, executed regularly, or executed regularly).

You can jump from the diagram to a more detailed list.

Here is a screen capture of the Process Chain Run app. It montiors the latest run status, the latest start time, latest runtime, schedule status (not scheduled or still schechuled), and person responsible.

If you are interested in a tabular overview of the latest runs, the Process Chain Runs app offers an in-depth analysis of each run, allowing for detailed scrutiny of timings and outcomes. If first displays a list of all chains for which runtime data is available. Above, you can filter for a specific process chain or for runtime parameters, such as time of execution. From a line, you can jump to the graphical monitor for an individual process chain.

the graphical monitor shows the graphical design of the process chain together with information about each process.

It shows the definition of the order and dependencies among processes together with runtime information to aid you in diagnostics and optimization. You can jump to other monitors, especially to the DTP monitor. This helps in pinpointing and resolving specific issues quickly.

Launch a video to see how you monitor the status and runtime information after running your process chains.

Depending on the reason of an error, different actions might be useful before you run a repair run:

  • Make sure that the source is available
  • Change the data in the source
  • Change the transformation
  • Change the properties of the DTP, for example if multiple records with the same key value are processed.

Regular monitoring is recommended to preemptively address potential issues and ensure continuous system performance.

Setting up alerts for immediate notifications on process failures or significant delays is possible to facilitate timely interventions. With such a setup, SAP Datasphere, SAP BW Bridge will help you to automatize and control data uploads from your ODP-released sources. After a successful data upload, the data will also be visible in the core datasphere remote tables and views that are created on top of your BW Bridge models.

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