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2550593 - Error OL818 "Exception ‘XXXX’ is not defined for method ‘XXXXXX’ object type ‘XXXXX’" during work item execution


  • Error occurs during the workflow processing. In the workflow log user can see errors like the following:

- Work item ‘XXXXXXXXXXXX’ Object ‘XXXXX’ method ‘XXXXXX’ cannot be executed (Message no. WL821)
- Exception ‘XXXX’ is not defined for method ‘XXXXXX’ object type ‘XXXXX’ (Message no. OL818)

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  • In the top-level work item text user may see errors like:

- Error handling for work item ‘XXXXXXXXXXXX’ (Message no. SWF_RUN630)

       *Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental.



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


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


WF_GDPR, SWF_WORKFLOW, SWO1, exceptions, SWP_EXCEPTION_CAUGHT, Exception raised, SWF_RUN 630, WL 821, OL 818 , KBA , BC-BMT-WFM , Business Workflow , Problem

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