Background Processing


If you want to process mass data (such as executing a costing run), SAP recommends that you execute the function in the background.

You can carry out the following costing run steps in the background:

You can also execute the following functions in the background:


You can execute the program in the background immediately , or else schedule a job for background processing . A job consists of a chain of programs which are controlled by a set of commands executed sequentially.

For further information, see Background Processing: Concepts and Functions ( BC system service ).


Choose Start of the navigation path System Next navigation step Own jobs Next navigation step and End of the navigation path Job overview to display the existing jobs. The screen Select Background Jobs appears.

You can select jobs according to their status (planned, released, ready, active, finished, canceled). By choosing Expanded job selection , you can enter further selection criteria. By choosing , you can display more information about the selection of jobs. To start the selection, choose Execute .

Having made the selection, the screen Job Overview appears. From this screen, you can execute the following functions:


You can release planned jobs for background processing.

You can ascertain the status of current jobs.

You can display detailed information about a job, such as the job class, job status, and start time.

Job log

You can display the job log. The job log displays all the system messages that were issued while the job was being executed. Long text displays detailed information on the message.

You can cancel active jobs.

You can delete jobs from the database.

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You can filter and sort the list of jobs by various criteria, such as displaying only jobs with a particular start date and in ascending order.