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1865508 - New Screen 'Activity not Completed' Opens While Opening any Activity

Symptom

When you try to open an Activity, system opens a new page with below information:

Activity Cannot be completed

You can not access this activity due to one of the following reasons:

  1. You have decided to run your change project without a test system.
  2. You have requested a runtime system, but the system is not yet available.

What you can do:

  1. Close this activity to continue your change project without test system. The activity will be automatically reopened after the merge and must be completed in your production system.
  2. To request a test system, go to Implementation Projects view in the Business Configuration work center. Select your project, click Actions and Request System

Note: This applies to all activities that have to be repeated (see the 'Repetition Required' column).

Resolution

This screen opens for an Activity which is has Repetition Required as Yes.

What is Repetition Required means for an Activity?

The data in this activity cannot be copied automatically to another system. You must always repeat this activity in the other system. For example, if you maintain this activity in your test system, you must nonetheless repeat this activity in your production system.

There are different cases that can cause this issue and they are as follows,

Case 1: Change Project without Test system, or Change Project in Standalone System

You have added an Activity (Repetition Required as Yes) into a Change Project and when you open this Activity, the above page opens.

Solution:

It is standard behavior that an Activity (which has Repetition Required as Yes) should be completed after the Change Project is Merged.

To overcome this issue,

  1. Close this Activity along with other Fine Tuning Activities to continue your Change Project.
  2. Merge the Change Project using Merge Change to Production System activity in the Go-Live phase.
  3. All activities with Repetition Required will be open again automatically.
  4. Complete those re-opened Activities and perform related Activities.
  5. Close those Activities.
  6. Close the Change Project.

Case 2: Change Project with Test system

You have added an Activity (Repetition Required as Yes) into a Change Project and when you open this Activity in the Test System, the above page opens.

Solution:

It is standard behavior that an Activity (which has Repetition Required as Yes) should be completed after the Change Project is Merged.

To overcome this issue,

  1. Close this Activity along with other fine tuning Activities to continue your Change Project in the Test System.
  2. Merge the Change Project using Merge Change to Production System activity in the Go-Live phase.
  3. Now, open this Change Project in Productive System.
  4. All activities with Repetition Required will be open again automatically.
  5. Complete those re-opened Activities and perform related Activities.
  6. Close those Activities.
  7. Close the Change Project.

Case 3: Change Project with Test system where the Test System is yet to be delivered (System Status of the Change Project is Test System Request Sent)

If you have requested a Test System (System Status of the Change Project is Test System Request Sent) and when you try to access an Activity (Repetition Required as Yes) in the Change Project. You may get the above page.

In this case, You have to wait until you get the Test system. So that you can access this Activity in the Test System and above steps in Case 2 could be followed.

Additional Information:

  1. This applies to all the Activities which have to be repeated (See the Repetition Required column).
  2. Any Activities related to Migration should be performed in Productive system only. Because the data in this Activity cannot be copied automatically to another system.

Keywords

KBA , change project , repetition required , you can not access the activity , change project without test system , activity cannot be completed , activity not completed , AP-RC-BCT , Business Config. Tools (SAP Business ByDesign , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer all versions ; SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense all versions