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1603745 - After transporting a workflow template to your target system it is not automatically activated


  • A workflow template is changed in development system.  It is then transported to Quality system for testing but it does not automatically activate the latest version (The same applies when transporting from Quality to Production).
  • After transporting a workflow template to target system it cannot be triggered at runtime.
  • Checking a workflow template in the target system after transporting, error message "Workflow definition cannot be activated" (Message: WD 274).



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


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


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