Personas 3 – unlock flavor

Published by Tobias Hofmann on

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It can happen that while you are editing a flavor, that by accident you close the window or the browser. The result is that the flavor is locked by you and when you now want to continue editing the flavor, you get a message stating: flavor locked. Normally, unlocking a flavor is pretty simply. The message contains a link to inlock the flavor. To be able to edit the flavor, you only have to click on the unlock link and Personas takes care of the tasks.


While the above shown dialog should be the normal case, it can happen, especially when the latest Personas 3 client is not installed, that the unlock link is not available.


In that case, you have to options:

  • Install the latest Personas 3 client via SAP Note or
  • Unlock the flavor manually

The 1st option is how it should be done. In case you cannot wait for the note to be applied in your system, go on with option 2.

  • Transaction: SM12
  • Table name: /PERSONAS/FLAVOR
  • User: the user name that locked the flavor (should be your user)


You can see the lock on the flavor. The column Lock Mode is marked with an X.

Select the flavor and click on delete.

Confirm that you know what you are doing.


The lock on the flavor is deleted.


You can now select the flavor and edit it.

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Categories: PersonasSAP

Tobias Hofmann

Doing stuff with SAP since 1998. Open, web, UX, cloud. I am not a Basis guy, but very knowledgeable about Basis stuff, as it's the foundation of everything I do (DevOps). Performance is king, and unit tests is something I actually do. Developing HTML5 apps when HTML5 wasn't around. HCP/SCP user since 2012, NetWeaver since 2002, ABAP since 1998.


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