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2581694 - PATH is not defined or have an empty value in environment - Error during SWPM execution


During execution of SWPM the following error appears in sapinst_dev.log:

ERROR <timestamp>

The step collect with step key ...

collect was executed with status ERROR

( Last error reported by the step: invalid message ID (PATH is not defined or have an empty value in environment : Properties({}))).



  • Software Provisioning Manager tool 
  • System based on SAP NetWeaver 7.x
  • Operating System Independent
  • Database Independent


SAP NetWeaver all versions


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