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Determine the start conditions for the InfoPackage on the Schedule tab page.


You have defined the conditions for data request on the scheduler tab page.

  1. Select whether you want to start the batch loading process immediately or later on.

    The initialization and execution of an InfoPackage is implemented as a process type in the process chain maintenance. The Start Later in Batch setting is hidden if the InfoPackage is used in a process chain. This is because the start of the request is determined by the process chain itself.

    • If you do not use the InfoPackage in the process chain maintenance and you want to process the data request in the background, select the radio button Start Later in Batch and define the required start time. If start times already exist for this data request, this is indicated with a next to the Scheduling Options pushbutton. You can change the start time using Settings Options. You can also enter an end date for the data request with a background job.

      More information:Selection Conditions for the Start Date when Scheduling an InfoPackages in the Background

    • If you schedule an InfoPackage in the batch later, the background request job runs until all data is updated in BW. This is displayed with a corresponding indicator on the Schedule tab page. The loading process remains active until the data is updated.

      For example, this gives external scheduling tools the option of monitoring the request job. The job then also runs with a request from an SAP source system as long as the source system has sent the data to the BW system and posted it or until the monitor sets the request to red. In the job log, a success or error message is displayed according to whether the request was posted successfully or not.


      Scheduling in the background is not possible for data requests from a local work station. In this case, you can only select Start Data Load Immediately.

  2. If you want to run another process after the first loading process is finished, we recommend that you use process chains.
  3. Select Start in order to start loading immediately or to schedule it. To add the InfoPackage to a process chain, choose Process Chain Maintenance .

    More information:Including InfoPackages in Process Chains


The loading process is started either immediately or later in the background, depending on your settings. You can use the monitor to check whether the loading process was successful or not. After the load process is completed, subsequent processes are triggered if necessary (for example, if the InfoPackage was scheduled in a process chain).

Scheduled InfoPackages are displayed with the symbol in the Data Warehousing Workbench. You can delete or change the scheduled InfoPackages at any time.


If you change InfoPackages that have already been scheduled, your new selection is used for all subsequent background jobs, such as periodic runs. You must create a new InfoPackage if you want to keep the existing InfoPackage, in order to continue using it in the background.