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2422483 - Troubleshooting old locks transaction sm12


The follow symptoms appear together:

  1. Some messages of "locked by the user" from applications are seen without specify user.
  2. Transaction SM12 show old locks at the system (sometimes from a year ago).
  3. Enqueue backup file is used. (KBA not valid for environments with Enqueue Replication Server configured.)
  4. Even when the lock is manually removed, locks appears again when SAP system or ASCS is restarted. 

 Example of Figure 1: There is a lock from many years ago.




SAP NetWeaver release independent


SAP ERP 6.0 ; SAP NetWeaver all versions


sm12; lock; older; old; backup file; enqueue lock; valuation data for material is locked by user; old lock; older lock; locked by user; , KBA , BC-CST-EQ , Enqueue , Problem

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