Specifying the Program to Run
On the "job step" screen, tell the background processing system which ABAP program or external program to run.
For ABAP programs, you can also specify how any print output should be treated.
In each job step, you can name one program that is to run. If you wish to, however, you can run more than one program with a single background job. Simply add a job step for each program that you wish to run.
Enter another user name if the program should run under the authorizations of another user.
You can pick out a variant for the report with Variant list. If you need to maintain a variant, then you’ll need to do this in the ABAP editor.
You can find out the host name with the hostname command on the target host system.
With Control flags, you can specify how output from the external program should be treated, as well as other runtime options. Usually, you should leave these options at their default settings.
See the F1 field help if you need more information on external commands.
If you have administrator authorization for background processing, then you can also choose External programs as a job step option. To run an external program, enter the exact pathname and program or script name. Also enter any arguments required by the program. Finally, enter the name of the host system on which the program is to run.
External programs are not pre-defined in the R/3 System, and no authorization check is carried out on whether you are permitted to use the command.