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2737596 - Unable to create or copy users, hanging work process on NRIV table (program SAPLSNR3)


The problem is commonly observed just after year change.

You notice that many work processes are hanging in program SAPLSNR3 and one or more of them show action "Direct Read of DB" on table NRIV.
Further details on that work process shows that involved Number Range object has defined Main Memory buffering. [Normally, Number Range object is called 'SO_OBJ_xxx', but can be related to a different one].

How to check buffering method?
To confirm buffering method from involved NR object, go to transaction SNUM > Enter "Object Name" > Display.
Under Customizing tab, it will show:
  Buffering                            X Main Memory Buffering
  No. of Numbers in Buffer     <nr>

Some of these other symptoms can also be observed.

  • Creating or copying users in SU01 is not possible, transaction times out while saving the user:

      Runtime Errors TIME_OUT
      ABAP Program SAPLSNR3
      Application Component BC-SRV-NUM

      The termination occurred in ABAP program "SAPLSNR3", in "LOCAL_BUFFER". 
      >>>>> CALL 'ThNoGet' ID 'BNRIV' FIELD ls_bnriv

    In the dump itself you can identify involved Number Range object with field LS_BNRIV (client_Object   range_year):
    For example, client 001, object SO_OBJ_FOL, range 01, year 2019 will be show as:
           001SO_OBJ_FOL      012019

    TIME_OUT dump can also show:
      Index Calls
      1 NoServer: Read NRIV with key clnt/<object>/<subobject>/<range>/<year>

  • Sometimes the following message is displayed:
        "Object SO_OBJ_XXX, interval 01: Error when filling
        the buffer, subrc 21"

  • Work process is hanging on transaction SM50; running <NUMBER RANGE BUFFER>, with “Direct Read from DB” accessing table NRIV.
    You may find on work process trace file:
      M ThNoGet2: Return number range rc 4
      M *** WARNING => ThNoGet: get from object (cli/obj/subobj/range = xxx/<object>/ /<range>) returned rc 4
      M *** WARNING => ThINoGetInterval: no entry found for cli/obj/subobj/range = xxx/<object>/ /<range>

     At DB Level, SQL Statement shows

    This helps to identify involved Range (@P4) from object (@P2). On transaction SNUM you can confirm that Number Range object has "Main Memory" buffering method.

  • Use transaction SM56 (Number Range Buffer) to check entries related to that object.
    Via Menu Goto > Entries > continue without any selection, you may find incomplete entries (one entry in RED status with new year number).
    This means that the object name is available but not the 'From number' and 'To number' values:
    In this example, it points to range 01 year 2020 from object SO_OBJ_ADR.
  • The system may show dump with a DBSQL_SQL_ERROR error:
    SQL error "SQL code: 12207" occurred while accessing table "NRIV".



SAP NetWeaver:

  • Support Packages of SAP Note 2725610.
  • Kernel Patches of SAP Note 2696703.


SAP NetWeaver all versions


SU01, TIME_OUT, user not created, LOCAL_BUFFER, ThINoGetInterval,
NR754, NR 754, SO_OBJ_FOL, SO_OBJ_ADR, SO_OBJ_SCR, SO_OBJ_RCP , KBA , BC-SRV-NUM , Number Range Management , BC-SEC-USR-ADM , Users and Authorization administration , BC-CST-NU , Number Range Buffer , Problem

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