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Unable to edit and/or save SAP jobs.


Article ID: 195900


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CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


When editing or duplicating SAP jobs, an exception is thrown.

Language must be a empty or two-letter code as defined by ISO-639

It may also occur that no Error is displayed in the AWI popup as below, and no Language is displayed in the SAP - Language property:


Jobs had been created with one character instead of the expected two characters in previous versions of the Java UI or AWI (E instead of EN or D instead of DE)


Release : 12.3



The solution is to open the Language parameter in AWI and change it to German or English, and save the job.

Additional Information

Mass bulk change:

1) Export the SAP job as xml and change the following line

  • From: <Language>E</Language> To: <Language>EN</Language> for language English
  • From: <Language>D</Language> To: <Language>DE</Language> for language German

2) Put all the SAP jobs in  a transport case and change them with DB CHANGE

                      The following change script can be used: 

                      REPLACE JOBS, *, SAP_LANG, "E", "EN" for language English

                      REPLACE JOBS, *, SAP_LANG, "D", "DE" for language German



List of Languages Codes:

Language ISO 639-1   Language Code
Afrikaans** AF
Arabic** AR
Bulgarian BG
Catalan CA
Chinese ZH
Chinese traditional ZF
Croatian HR
Czech CS
Danish DA
Dutch NL
English EN
Estonian** ET
Finnish FI
French FR
German DE
Greek EL
Hebrew** HE
Hungarian HU
Icelandic IS
Indonesian** ID
Italian IT
Japanese JA
Korean KO
Latvian** LV
Lithuanian** LT
Malay** MS
Norwegian NO
Polish PL
Portuguese PT
Reserved- cust†. Z1
Romanian RO
Russian RU
Serbian SR
Serbo-Croatian SH
Slovakian SK
Slovene SL
Spanish ES
Swedish SV
Thai TH
Turkish TR
Ukrainian** UK