Can you explain what ABAP dumps and dialog instances are?
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
An error in an ABAP program that is running in the background generally causes an immediate termination of the background job. A background job is terminated, if, for example, the program does not correct the error or a division by zero takes place. If an ABAP program terminates, an ABAP dump is usually generated. This dump contains a description of the precise cause of the error.
Now for a dialog instance. If you want to distribute a system landscape across multiple servers, you require a central instance on a server and, on every other server, a dialog instance with a dispatcher and server in which you can then create additional server processes. Dialog instances are installed on application servers. The dialog instances of a Java system are called Java dialog instances.
Dialog instances are SAP instances that include only:
- Dispatcher, IGS and CCMS agents
- Java and Java Add-In system: Java server processes
- ABAP and Java Add-In system: Gateway and certain ABAP work processes (dialog, batch, spool, or update)
Dig Deeper on SAP ABAP
Related Q&A from Farooq Ali
SAP BI/BW expert Farooq Ali discusses the differences in the use of SAP Software Deployment Manager (SDM) and SAP Java Support Package Manager (JSPM)...continue reading
Find out how to set a default SAP BI client within an SAP Business Intelligence (BI) system. Learn how to run an SAP Basis TCode in a default SAP BI ...continue reading
Find out how resetting a transport buffer can help fix an error that occured during the installation of an SAPGUI patch. Learn how to avoid an ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.