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SAP® Basis Administration Handbook, NetWeaver Edition by Ranjit Mereddy

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SAP Work Processes

The SAP work process is a component of the application server that executes an ABAP application. SAP work processes are started as operating system processes, each with its own process ID (PID) when the system is started. The majority of the processing of the application is performed by the SAP work processes.

SAP Dispatcher

The SAP dispatcher is a central process on an application server and is responsible for the following actions:

• Reading SAP profile parameters

• Starting work processes

• Message server logon

• Connecting to presentation layer (SAP GUI)

• Distributing load evenly across all the configured work processes

Work Process Connection to the Database

The SAP work process runs at the operating system level with ...

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