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1624942 - "Field XXXX in table YYYY is specified twice" error in DDIC_ACTIVATION or ACT_UPG


During the implementation of a Support Package queue, using either transaction SPAM or the SUM tool (Software Update Manager), an error "field is specified twice" in phase DDIC_ACTIVATION (ACT_UPG or ACT_TRANS) and it is not possible to continue with the procedure. Check the examples:

  • In the activation logs, something similar to the following example should appear:

Field A3_ZIP in table J1G_XML_BADI_HEADER is specified twice. Field KURRZONE in table J_1GNAHTM is specified twice.
Field KURRREGI in table J_1GNFTXT is specified twice. Field TABO in table J1G_XML_BADI_ITEM is specified twice. Table J1G_XML_BADI_HEADER could not be activated
Table J1G_XML_BADI_ITEM could not be activated
Table J_1GNAHTM could not be activated

  • When running SPAM/SAINT, an error similar to the following:

    SAINT DDIC_ACTIVATION error screen

    By checking the package logs, information like the following can be found:

    DDIC_ACTIVATION log detailing the problem
  • In more complex scenarios:

DDIC_ACTIVATION log detailing the problem



  • SAP NetWeaver ABAP Release Independent.
  • Upgrade Tools for ABAP.


SAP NetWeaver all versions


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