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2764118 - Error: “Activity XYZ cannot be closed; you must perform the activity first” While Closing a Custom Fine-Tuning Activity in Business Configuration


Your requirement is to close the custom fine-tuning activity in the Implementation Project in Business Configuration. Upon trying to change the status of the fine-tuning activity to Closed, system throws the error:

Activity XYZ cannot be closed; you must perform the activity first

(where XYZ is the name of the custom fine-tuning activity)


SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Cloud for Customer

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view
  3. Select the relevant project
  4. Select Open activity list button
  5. Find the activity XYZ and select it
  6. Choose the Change Status->Closed
  7. System throws the mentioned error


For the custom fine-tuning activity XYZ that you created in Cloud Applications Studio / SDK, the Activity type has been set to Maintain. Further, as the activity has been flagged as Mandatory, it cannot be removed from the implementation project.

In addition, in the SAP Business ByDesign/ SAP Cloud for Customer system, the values that are already present in the custom fine-tuning activity XYZ came from the Cloud Applications Studio / SDK, and no modification was made. Considering this, the system states that the activity was not yet performed and raises the error.


Make any change in the custom fine-tuning activity XYZ for example: add a new row in a table or change a label so it will be possible to close the activity in the implementation project.


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