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2820771 - Workflow definition of task 'WSxxxxxxxx' cannot be activated (WD274)


  • A certain workflow cannot be started.
  • In SWDD when displaying the workflow template, a popup came requesting you to choose a version and then you see the workflow definition with status "Runtime exists, Saved". The "Create and Activate Runtime Version" buttonActivate button.png and "Display <-> Change" button Edit button.png are grayed out.
  • When trying to activate the workflow template by program RSWDACT0, error "Workflow definition of task 'WSxxxxxxxx' cannot be activated (WD274)" raised and activation is not successful.



  • SAP Business Workflow
  • SAP NetWeaver
  • SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4 HANA


SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA all versions


WF_GDPR, SWF_WORKFLOW, WFMSTD, Generate and Activate runtime version, PFTC, WS , KBA , BC-BMT-WFM , Business Workflow , Problem

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