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3232997 - SUM: TABIM_REDUCE. The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. tp finishes with code 212


  • During an upgrade, in phase TABIM_REDUCE, this error appears in SAPupConsole.log:

    Severe error(s) occurred in phase MAIN_SHDIMP/SUBMOD_SHDIMP/TABIM_REDUCE!

    Last error code set:
    Deleting '\usr\sap\SID\SUM\abap\log\TABIMUPG.LOG' failed: The process cannot
    access the file because it is being used by another process.

  • Checking the SAPup.ECO:

    tp returncode summary:
    TOOLS: Highest return code of single steps was: 16
    ERRORS: Highest tp internal error was: 0212
    tp finished with return code: 212
    could not access file as supposed (see dev_tp or SLOG756 for more details)
    This is \usr\sap\SID\SUM\abap\exe\R3trans.exe version 6.26 (release 785 - 25.11.21 - 11:06:00 including rjh702 ).
    unicode enabled version
    2EETW152 Cannot open file "\usr\sap\SID\SUM\abap\tmp\SAPKK756HEF.PTA".
  • Checking the SLOG:

    START CREATE COFILE FROM D SID m              
    ERROR: '\usr\sap\SID\SUM\abap\log\%-*L.SID' : cant open
    : Invalid argument
    ERROR: EXIT(16) -> process ID is: xxxxx
  • In the tmp directory you can see the real error. In this example the package that is failing is SAPKK756HEF.PTA.

    Checking the log file SAPL756HEF_.PTA:
    1AETP000 wait for R3trans process failed.
    1 ETP000 Message : The operation completed successfully.#



SAP NetWeaver.

SAP S/4HANA 1610.


SAP S/4HANA 1610


tp, 212, Cannot open file, Invalid argument, cant open, TABIM_REDUCE , KBA , BC-UPG-PRP , Upgrade Preparation , Problem

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