Background Processing SAP R/3 System
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by Arindam Ghosh
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Specifying ABAP Program to Run in Background

ABAP program or external program can be specified to be run in the background. More than one program can be executed with a single background job. To do it you should add a job step for each program.

Let us first discuss the procedure for creating an ABAP report.

The Users field will, by default, display your name, indicating that the user (you) is authorized to run this program.

In case there is another user authorized for scheduling the job, then the default name is changed and system displays the name of the other user.

Now choose ABAP and enter the name of the report.

Choose variant from the Variant list. Specify the language you want the report to be in.

With Print specifications, you can specify whether you want the report output to be held in the SAP spool system or have it printed as soon as the job has run.

For external command, by default, the job step will run under your SAP System authorizations. So your name will appear in the User field.

But if the program is running under the authorization of another user, you can change this default option by entering another user name.

Then choose External command and enter the predefined SAP name. If required, enter any additional arguments required for the command.

The host system on which the command should run and the type of operating system at the host should be specified. You can determine the host name using the host name command on the target host system.

You can also specify how the output from the external program should be treated, as well as other runtime options by using Control flags. It is advisable to use default settings for these options. If you are authorized for background processing, you can also choose External programs as a job step option.

To run an external program, enter the exact path, program or script name, arguments required by the program, and the name of the host system on which the program is to run. After this, save the job step and return to the job identification screen.

Note that in the SAP system the ABAP programs are not predefined; therefore, the system does not perform an authorization check. Hence, the system does not bother to check whether you are allowed to use the command.


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Title: Background Processing SAP R/3 System   
Name: H Drexler
Date: 2012-11-08 6:16:29 PM
Comment:
Can you describe how to send output from a scheduled report/job to a Sharepoint site? Thank you!
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Title: Consultant   
Name: Yolande
Date: 2009-01-16 9:47:19 AM
Comment:
Thanks, the article is great as I have used this method many many times over the years. The problem I have is that my system freezes (Not responding) between my selection criteria and the next screen,the print parameters. Please, please do you have any suggestions?
Title: trainee   
Name: meera
Date: 2008-11-11 8:26:06 AM
Comment:
The information provided is descriptive.
Thanx a lot
Title: trainee   
Name: sanjeev
Date: 2008-05-20 2:36:17 PM
Comment:
thanks for the info.
I have created a sysyem user but i can not log on my r/3 sandbox system with it.
can someone help?
thanks
Title: Trainee   
Name: Belinda
Date: 2008-05-08 5:52:23 PM
Comment:
Thanks for providing basic informaiton in a very readable format. Often, the information I find on SAP funcationality is so technical it is un-helpful. Your article provided a nice balance of summary and detail - and gave me exactly the information I needed!
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