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SAP R/3 Handbook, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Jim Keogh, Jose Hernandez, Franklin Martinez

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Working with Background Jobs

In this section, the use and basic management of background jobs are introduced. More advanced options and information about the background processing system are explained in Chapter 9.

Background jobs are definitions of programs, printing specifications, and start times to be processed by the SAP background processing system. The programs can be either ABAP reports or external programs.

With background processing, the system automatically runs the programs specified in the job at the scheduled time for its execution. There are facilities to monitor the background jobs and for displaying the job’s results.

Background jobs have the advantage over traditional online processing that once the job is defined, the background ...

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