The Log Monitor application for SAP

Application Log Monitor
for SAP

Successfully detect and eliminate exceptions.

  • Easily monitor application logs
  • Immediate detection of errors
  • Be informed at all times about processes in the application log

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SAP Application Log Monitoring

Identify exceptions, speed up processes

SAP Application Monitoring – This application supports you in the monitoring, processing and administration of applications and processes. It is part of our SAP Monitoring Add-ons.

The add-on to monitor the SAP application log

  • Easily monitor application logs
  • Instant detection of errors in the Application Log
  • Quick way to react
  • Reduce delays in the process
  • Easy implementation and configuration
  • Download add-on and get started
SAP Application Log Monitor Error Log

Error log for collective run of an incomplete delivery – No. 030

SAP Application Log Monitor Message Maintenance

Message Maintenance – incomplete message 030

Define SAP Application Log Monitor Rule

Defining a Monitor Rule in the Monitoring Cockpit – Message 030

What is the SAP Application Log?

The SAP Application Log is a mechanism used in SAP systems to log information about events and actions within the system. It is used to store detailed information about errors, warnings, success messages, and other relevant events during the execution of transactions, reports, and programs.

The Application Log allows developers and administrators to monitor system-wide activity, analyze and diagnose errors, and perform targeted searches for specific events. It can also be used to monitor the success rate of transactions and the performance of the system.

The information logged in the SAP Application Log typically includes timestamps, user data, system events, error messages, debugging information, and other relevant data. The log entries are stored in a central database and can be retrieved and analyzed via the corresponding SAP transactions or programming interfaces.

The SAP Application Log is a useful tool for troubleshooting and analyzing problems in SAP systems, as it provides detailed information about the processes and events in the system.

What are the most important transactions for the SAP Application Log?

The most important transactions for the SAP Application Log are:

  • SLG1: This transaction provides access to the Application Log viewer and management program. Here you can search, filter and view log entries and get detailed information about the logged events.
  • SLG2: You can use this transaction to manage the definitions for the application log. You can create new log objects, edit existing ones, or delete them. Here you specify which events are to be logged and how the log entries are stored.
  • SLG0: This transaction is used to establish the connection between an SAP object and a Log object. Here you can specify which log objects are linked to a specific SAP object and thus log the events of the SAP object.
  • SLG3: In this transaction, you can simulate the application log for testing purposes. You can generate test messages and check whether the log entries are created and displayed correctly.
  • SLG4: Here you can adjust the protocol settings for the application log. For example, you can specify how long log entries should be retained, control the size of the log storage, or perform archiving and deletion operations.

These transactions are fundamental to the management and use of the SAP Application Log. With their help, you can view log entries, define log objects, establish connections, and adjust configuration settings.

Why SAP Application Log Monitoring?

Background: On the one hand, the programs in the ERP environment write messages, exceptions, and errors to the application log (component BC-SRV-BAL) in most cases. On the other hand, these protocols are often neglected by users in practice. As a result, warnings and errors are not detected at all or not in time. In any case, many companies spend valuable time detecting and correcting these system states.

With the Application Log Monitor you are always informed about the relevant processes in the application log

Because with easily definable rules, you can recognize important entries immediately. You define the logic for detecting the exceptions and distributing the messages according to your needs. As a result, the responsible employees in the mailing list are informed about new situations. Finally, the department and IT automatically receive an e-mail in a timely manner. This contains relevant new log entries. The mail text is configurable. For example, it contains the long text for reporting, detailed information about the operation, and technical information. In addition, it is possible to switch directly to SAP from within the e-mail. Further data on the respective operation is available here.

By detecting and editing an exception in a timely way, you avoid consequential errors. This reduces delays in your business processes with the Log Monitor.

What are the advantages of using the SAP Log Monitor?

In any case, the timely detection, control and correction of exceptions in applications is a time-consuming activity for many companies. This is because there is no suitable log monitoring program. As a result, the analysis has to be carried out in many individual steps.

The practical challenges lie in the following topics:

  • Timely detection of exceptions, errors, messages, etc.
  • View SAP Application Log
  • Monitor SAP Application Log
  • Evaluate SAP Application Log (Problem: SAP-Application Log Transaction SLG1 is technical and not content-oriented)
  • Proactive notification and rules for notification insufficient
  • Many steps for the user
  • The coordination effort for content errors between IT, department and business partner is high
  • The control of log entries is often carried out in the IT department, although the department is responsible for content issues

Users need a solution for this. That’s why we developed a tool to monitor the application log, the Log Monitor.

With this application, you greatly improve the ability to monitor the application. With the Log Monitor, you can simply define a set of rules for monitoring the protocols in the Application Log. The special user interface makes it easy to set a set of rules for each user.

This automatically checks the system state periodically through jobs in the background. Faults are detected immediately and without any time required. Afterwards, people in the mailing list are automatically informed by e-mail. This reduces the times for detecting, analyzing, and editing exceptions. This will save your resources and speed up your processes.

Simplify and improve the efficiency of time-consuming routine tasks with this monitor. Your users will be relieved.

What are the benefits of the SAP Log Monitor?

Often important situations in the application and in the log are not detected or too late. This is because the application programs repeatedly create circumstances during the runtime, about which the user must be informed in any way. These are often error situations.

In short, with this add-on, many companies and our customers from all industries are experiencing a significant improvement for the smooth running of business processes. We would be happy to show you the advantages of this application as part of a live product demo on the web. Get in touch with us right now. We look forward to hearing from you.

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What is included in the Log Monitor solution?

In any case, the application gives you a “ready-to-run” solution. The product is easily implemented and ready for immediate use. You can download the software via the portal. You then insert them into your SAP system. You do not need any additional software and service components. In addition, you simply define the logic with filter criteria for the log entries yourself. In any case, you can add or adjust the so-called alerts yourself after a short introduction. You do not need any further services for this. This gives you a quick tool to monitor and respond to the log in a timely manner. The application is available in German and English.


  • Add-on to evaluate, monitor, and view application logs
  • Portal access for downloading the software
  • Installation via the Transport Management System
  • Transports with relevant components of the software
  • Documentation of the application
  • As required: Instruction in Monitor functions and the SAP Application Log transaction
  • Update Management Support
  • Support Hotline, Helpdesk and Portal

System requirement

Product versions from:

  • EHP2 FOR SAP ERP 6.0
  • SAP ERP 6.0

Also for SAP S/4HANA – from SAP S/4HANA ON-PREMISE 1511

Technical Data

  • For SAP ERP and S/4HANA
  • Compatible and tested also for S/4 HANA technology
  • Developed with ABAP and with the integrated extension ABAP Objects

By using our software, you can identify critical situations in your business processes in good time. This improves and accelerates your processes. See the benefits of this application as part of a live product demo on the web. Please contact us today.

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