How to change process chain (PC) status in SAP BW?

There are scenarios where you need to change status of a process chain or a particular step in process chain. It is easy to change the status of a step if it is data load, you can just change the status of request in the monitor and it will in turn changes the status in the process chain.
The problem is other types of processes like master data activation, custom ABAP programs etc. In these cases there is no straight forward way to change the status. You might need to change the status in the cases where we need mark these steps successful so that dependent steps get processed. There are other scenarios where one needs to change the status of a single step in the process chain or status of whole process chain.
Step by step instructions on change process chain status
1.    Right click on the failed step in the process chain monitor and go to displaying messages
2.    Go to ‘Chain’ tab and note down variant, instance and start date
 
Process Chain Status.gif


3.    Go to SE16 and the table RSPCPROCESSLOG and enter  variant, instance and start dates from step 2 and note down log_id, type, variant, instance.
4.    Go to SE37 transaction and execute the function module RSPC_PROCESS_FINISH and enter the values from step 3 and enter the new status ‘G’ in status field and execute the FM
5.    This sets the status of the process chain (PC)


After you set the status using the FM, go to the monitor screen of the process chain, you will notice the changed status. Now dependent steps in the process chain will start running.


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