The transport control program tp
stores status information in the database before and after each
import step. This status information is read and displayed by the
The import monitor shows the following information:
Type of import: Preliminary import or import for all
requests in the import queue.
Start mode: Starting tp in the foreground or
Process ID: Identification of the tp process at operating
Last change: Time when tp stored the last status
tp status: The tp status can have the following
Not yet started: A tp process has not yet been started
at operating system level
tp running: The import is still running
tp finished: tp has performed the import
Terminated: tp has terminated due to a serious
Signal: tp was terminated by an operating system
Max. return code: Maximum return code up to this
tp message: Import step currently being processed or
error that last occurred
To start the import monitor, proceed
Call transaction STMS.
Choose Overview ®
This takes you to the import overview.
Position the cursor on the R/3 System for which you would like
to start the import monitor.
Choose Goto ®
To refresh the display, choose TP status ® Refresh.
If the time stamp of the last change
has not changed, but the status indicates that tp is still running,
there can be several reasons for this:
tp is processing a request with a large data volume
An error has occurred: In this case, you can find further
information in tp system log.
tp was terminated with operating system tools: Therefore check
whether the tp process with the process ID displayed is still
The import monitor displays all tp processes that terminated or
have not yet been completed. You can delete the entries whose last
change date is older than 30 days by choosing TP status
® Delete old entries.