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Tech Tip: How to Skip Dataflows for Testing or Restarting a Job for Recovery

Tip: How to Skip Dataflows for Testing or Restarting a Job for Recovery

Trick: Use Bypass

One of the greatest features of SAP Data Services is the ability to divert dataflows/workflows in a large workflow or job with multiple steps.

This becomes very important when performing system testing or an even more critical situation- recovering an overnight job from failure!

There is a trick to getting this to work, however, you need to create a substitution variable first that will set the bypass to true.

We will cover that as well.

In our example, we are going to bypass a dataflow that is one step in a much larger workflow.


Basic skills and knowledge in SAP Data Services


Log in to SAP Data Services

Go to Tools -> Substitution Parameters and create new one called $$Bypass = YES

Open a workflow that contains multiple dataflows as steps

Right-click a dataflow and select the Bypass option

Select the [$$Bypass] parameter created before


The dataflow will now show a no symbol

Execute the job and the log will show the dataflows as bypassed!

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About Tyler Koitka

Tyler Koitka is a Senior Technical Consultant at InfoSol. Tyler started his career in Australia as a graduate developer at a railway company in Brisbane, Queensland. Becoming quickly fascinated with all things BI & data, he jumped on the chance to learn SAP Business Objects. Seeing great potential in the software, he worked extremely hard to understand and master the tool. After embarking on an adventure with a good friend that landed them both in Canada, he decided to try his luck working in the United States. Upon moving to California in 2013, his first acquisition was a Harley Davidson to cruise the vast American roads. He enjoys staying active, learning new things, traveling and enjoying good company.

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