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3232131 - Error "NIEHOST_UNKNOWN(-2)" when running the external forecasting job


After setting up the External Forecasting, you observe a job failure refusing to connect External Forecasting Algorithm with the following error message:

  • Notification error. Check Appl. Logs for DMFCS_REQUEST_MONITOR Ext. ID 

Accessing the External Identifier MFCS_REQUEST_MONITOR at Application Logs App, you observe the following detailed log error:

  • Failed to receive notification
  • IBP External Forecast Notification error



  • SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • SAP Sales and Operations Planning (SCM-SOP)
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning (SCM-IBP)
  • SAP Supply Chain Management Demand (SCM-IBP-DM)


SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain all versions


External Forecasting, SAP_COM_0830, Host Name, NIEHOST_UNKNOWN, Communication System App, DMFCS_REQUEST_MONITOR , KBA , SCM-IBP-DM-STF , Statistical Forecasting , Known Error

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