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2448619 - Error during system copy or installation: "Unknown file format, format version specification is mandatory for STR files"


  • During an import or installation on Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM), the following error can be seen in some <package>.log:
(GEN) ERROR: (STR) Syntax error in l.1 <package>.STR
(GEN) ERROR: (STR) Unknown file format, format version specification is mandatory for STR files
(GEN) ERROR: (Missing 'ver:' token at the begin of the file?)
(GEN) ERROR: Disable the check by setting the environment variable R3LOAD_ALLOW_MISSING_VER=1 (unsupported!)



  • Software Provisioning Manager tool (SWPM)
  • R3load 7.49 or higher
  • System based on SAP NetWeaver 7.1 or higher
  • Operating System Independent
  • Database Independent


SAP NetWeaver 7.1 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.2 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3


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