Data Description

The SM13 event is used in SAP to administrate update records.

Potential Use Cases

This event could be used in the following scenarios:

  • Alert on update errors.

  • Correlate the update entries with enqueue locks.

  • Dashboard update entries over time.

Splunk Event

The event will look like this in Splunk:

SAP Navigation

Log into the managed system and execute the SM13 transaction. Enter the desired user selection parameters, and select the Execute button.

Then select the record of interest and then the Details button.

Double-click one of the entries from the screen.

Select the Update Header button.

The information displayed is the remaining information extracted by Splunk.

Field Mapping

Field

Description

Unit of Measure

CLINFO_TEXT

VBCLINFO text description

String

CURRENT_TIMESTAMP

The date time stamp when the information was collected

YYYYMMDDHHMMSS

EVENT_SUBTYPE

String

EVENT_TYPE

SM13

String

STATUS

VBRC text description

String

TEMPERATURE

Data Filter Value for Data Aging

Number

UTCDIFF

The UTC OFFSSET in HHMMSS that the data was collected in

HHMMSS

UTCSIGN

The UTC positive or negative OFFSET indicator. Positive (+) means add UTCDIFF to find the time zone of the data, negative (-) means subtract the UTCDIFF to find the time zone adjusted date time the data was collected in.

+ | -

VBACCNT

Update accounting

VBCLIINFO

Byte Value

Number (bytes)

VBCLINAME

Name of the Executing Update Server

String

VBCONTEXT

Update context (Code-page, DB node, ..)

String

VBDATE

Date and time of update record (sort)

YYYYMMDDHHMMSS

VBDATFM

Single-Character Indicator

Boolean

VBDCPFM

Single-Character Indicator

Boolean

VBENQKEY

Enqueue key

String

VBETRANSID

SAP Statistics: Transaction ID

String

VBETRANSLN

Length of External Transaction ID

Number

VBKEY

Key for Update and Enqueue/Dequeue

String

VBLANG

Logon Language

String

VBMANDT

Client for update request

Number

VBNAME

Name of the Executing Update Server

String

VBRC

Update return code

Number

VBREPORT

Program that generated the update request

String

VBSTATE

Global status of an update request

Number

VBTCODE

Transaction which has created the update request

String

VBTIMOFF

Offset Local to System Time

Number

VBTRANSID

SAP Statistics: Transaction ID

String

VBUSR

User name in update request

String

VBZONLO

Name of Local Time Zone

String