Log File SLOG


This file gives an overall view of all imports running in the SAP System.

The file SLOG is in the log subdirectory of the transport directory. You can define the name in the transport profile (file in the bin subdirectory of the transport directory).

The default value is SLOG$(syear)$(yweek).$(system) . Two characters represent the current year and two characters the current week.

For more information on naming conventions, see File Naming Conventions for tp.


The entries in the file are represented in the form of a table. All lines are divided into nine columns separated by blank characters. Lines that do not fit into the table structure may also appear in the general overview log.

  • Line type (5 characters):

This entry defines the meaning of the columns. The following values are possible:

    • START

The following columns describe an action that was started. Actions can be nested in other actions.

START lines of component actions can appear before the STOP line of the current action. The actions involved are then described in the following column. The actions put , imp single , and imp all only appear at the highest nesting level. The only action that can appear at the third nesting level is tp_getprot .

    • STOP

The action that began in the corresponding START line has ended.

    • ERROR

An error occurred executing an individual step. In this case the relevant line from the file ALOG is duplicated in the following eight columns (see Log File ALOG).

    • WARN

Warnings that cannot be assigned to a special, complete log are written to the file SLOG.

The line after the first column consists of unformatted text. A typical example of such warnings is described in Note 12746.

    • LIST

This line can only appear when the command put is used. Here, tp enters the steps that are necessary for executing the put command (unformatted, from the 5th column onwards).

    • HALT

tp has encountered a situation that makes it impossible to continue executing the current command. This line has its own formatting: HALT (time stamp) . The subsequent line states the reason for the HALT message as free text and is followed by a line that specifies the process identification number.

    • (Free text)

All other text that appears is unformatted output that is self-explanatory.

  • Change request/action (20 characters):

If START , STOP , or LIST is entered in the first column, this column contains a short description of the action.

If ERROR is the value in the first column, this column contains the name of the change request. This and the following columns are then formatted in the same way as the ALOG file.

The name of the change request can also be ALL .

  • Name of the SAP System (3 characters):

The name of the SAP System in which the transport step was performed is in this column.

  • Description of the transport step (1 character):

Each transport step is uniquely identified by a character. This character is also included in the name of the complete log.

  • Return code (4 characters interpreted as a number)
  • Time stamp (14 characters) with the format YYYYMMDDHHmmss
    • four characters for the year (YYYY),
    • two for the month (MM),
    • two for the day (DD),
    • two for the hour (HH),
    • two for the minutes (mm) and
    • two for the seconds (ss).
  • SAPUSER (12 characters), the owner of the change request
  • Operating system user (12 characters) who called up the transport tool tp Normally, this should be <sapsid>adm .
  • Name of the machine (indefinite length) on which the transport tool ran.