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3227538 - Workflow background steps are not getting completed after system copy


  • The background workflow step stays 'In process' status even though the tRFC appears to have been executed successfully
  • The user SAP_WFRT is not getting called to process the step, the processing happens under the user that started the workflow
  • There is no tRFC error 
  • There is no short dump in ST22
  • The Top level work item is not available in SWPC 



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


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


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