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3343424 - SAP GUI logon to HANA DB based NetWeaver AS fails with DBIF_REPO_SQL_ERROR


When attempting to logon to your SAP NetWeaver based SAP system, e.g.:

  • Business Suite on HANA
  • S/4HANA
  • BW on HANA
  • BW/4HANA
  • etc.

using the SAP GUI (SAP Logon), the logon fails with a message of type:
A:SY:002 Error DBIF_REPO_SQL_ERROR occurred. P1=[REPO/*/43/

From the OS of the NetWeaver application server host, you do the following:

  1. Navigate to DIR_HOME where the dev_w* (work process developer traces) are written
    • By default, DIR_HOME resolves to /usr/sap/<SID>/<instance>/work 

  2. Searching for string "DBIF_REPO_SQL_ERROR" within the dev_w* traces, you identify the full exception as:
    Error DBIF_REPO_SQL_ERROR occured.  P1=[REPO/*/43/LOAD/CX_SY_OPEN_SQL_DB=============CP        /655984330] P2=CX_SY_OPEN_SQL_DB=============CP         P3=437 P4=only commands for license handling are allowed in current state P5=LOAD.



  • SAP NetWeaver
  • SAP HANA, platform edition


SAP HANA, platform edition all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions


license, lockdown, SAP GUI, SAP GUI for Windows, SAP Logon, key, CX_SY_OPEN_SQL_DB , KBA , HAN-DB , SAP HANA Database , XX-SER-LIKEY , License keys for SAP systems , Problem

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