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2422483 - Troubleshooting old locks transaction sm12

Symptom

The follow symptoms appear together:

  1. Some messages of "locked by the user" from applications are seen without specify user.
  2. Transaction SM12 show old locks at the system (sometimes from a year ago).
  3. Enqueue backup file is used. (KBA not valid for environments with Enqueue Replication Server configured.)
  4. Even when the lock is manually removed, locks appears again when SAP system or ASCS is restarted. 

 Example of Figure 1: There is a lock from many years ago.

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Environment

SAP NetWeaver release independent

Product

SAP ERP 6.0 ; SAP NetWeaver all versions

Keywords

sm12; lock; older; old; backup file; enqueue lock; valuation data for material is locked by user; old lock; older lock; locked by user; , KBA , BC-CST-EQ , Enqueue , Problem

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