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2075962 - Binding and container element errors in workflow runtime after upgrading


  • Workflows go into error stating there are binding and container issues even though the workflow template was not changed.
  • You may also see some of the following errors in the workflow template during a syntax check e.g.
    • Message no. WD491 "Binding definition contains errors"
    • Message no. SWF_EXP_001035 "Container element 'EXAMPLE' does not exist"



  • 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


SWF_WORKFLOW, BOR, Binding, Container, Transport, Upgrade, SWDD, Container element 'EXAMPLE' does not exist, Binding definition contains errors, WD 491, SWF_EXP_001 035 , KBA , BC-BMT-WFM-DEF , Designtime , Problem

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