Scheduling a Background Processing Job
Often, the applications in the R/3 System take care of scheduling long-running programs as background jobs for you.
If you wish to schedule a program on your own for background processing, then you can do the following:
For ABAP programs, you can also schedule a job by way of the ABAP job scheduling function. From the ABAP editor, choose Program ® Execute ® Background.
Both job scheduling functions offer the same services for scheduling ABAP programs as background jobs. However, if you need to schedule an external command or external program as a background job, then you must use the standard job scheduling.
For more information, please see the F1 field help or:
Scheduling Standard Jobs
Scheduling ABAP Jobs.
A job that has been scheduled can’t run until it is also released. This restriction applies even if you specify an immediate start for your job.
If you have the necessary authorization, then your job is released automatically when you schedule it. Otherwise, your system administrator will release your job for you so that it can run. The requirement that a job be released in addition to being scheduled lets your system administrator organize and optimize background processing jobs.
If you want more information on your jobs than is shown in the status screen, then click on Job overview. For more information, please see Checking on the Status of a Background Job.