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How to Display Import Error Details on SAP Transport System

This ABAP tutorial shows how to display import errors on SAP Transport Management System using import logs or import history for specific transport request number.

Recently after we have deployed an ABAP solution to productive SAP system, we got following information about the responsible colleagues:
Autoimports ended with RC = 08
And we were given the transport number that has gone into trouble with return code 8

To figure out what caused the transport request import error, ABAP developers can follow the below methodology in given order.

First, since this is an import error go to target SAP system where the transport request is released to

As the second step, launch STMS transaction for Transport Management System tool

SAP Transport Management System tool

From the Transport Management System menu follow menu option Overview > Imports to see the logs recorded about the specific failed import for the productive SAP system.

Overview Imports to SAP system for transport import errors

When the all import queues are listed, find the related SAP system queue in the list and highlight it.
Then using Ctrl+F7 or "Import History" icon button, launch and display the transport requests list in the import history for the selected SAP system.

import history on SAP transport management system

Now you can see the transport requests imported to the SAP system and showing the SAP system import history with return code for the health of the transport request import process.

transport requests import history for SAP system

You can filter the problematic import requests by using the red icon in RC column.
Or if you have the transport request number, find and locate it on the list
Then click on the Logs icon and display import logs for the transport request in that SAP system.

display transport request import logs in SAP

A log overview screen will display a detailed list of steps regarding the import process for the SAP transport request.

display error logs for transport request import on SAP

ABAP developers can easily realize the "Ended with errors" line also showing the RC return as 8

Click on the Logs icon as shown in the above screenshot and go more details into the program code lines where the error occurred.


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