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Doubt in background job parallel- processing

Hi Experts,

I have basic doubt regarding background processing.

I have a requirement of processing 2 million records, if I go with just back ground job scheduling it is taking too much time, they wanted to finish the job with in 2 hrs.

The solution is <u><b>background job parallel- processing</b></u>. I get into so many threads, I find the solutions in 2 ways. Please clarify my doubts

<u><b>First way solution:</b></u> I observed that as per the suggestion in threads for back ground just call the remote FMs in a New task.

<b>Doubt 1:</b> Is this process works in background mode. ?

<b>Doubt 2:</b> Suppose if the FM is calling more than 6 time, is it lead to dump, I mean to say we are creating more than 6 sessions in back ground by calling FMs in a New task..

<b>Doubt 3:</b> can we write submit program in that FM.

<u><b>2nd way solution:</b></u> Opening a job, submitting job and closing job.

<b>Doubt 1:</b> Suppose I split the 2 million records into 4 files each having 5 lacks. I opened job for first file and submitted to program using submit and return and close the job.

Once the first job is finished I will open 2nd job and do the same process above.

I feel this solution looks like serial processing, Please clarify my doubts, I need to implement the logic based on your suggestions?

Thanks in advance,


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    Posted on Jan 05, 2007 at 10:04 PM


    First way solution:

    Doubt 1: The process will not be a background one. It will be of foreground and the time_out parameters will be applied. Your process might end with a time_out runtime error. I had this problem and don't if there is a way to set this parallel process as of type background.

    Doubt 2: I am not sure but my guess is you can call more than 6 time.

    Doubt 3: Yes. You can have a submit inside that FM.

    2nd way solution:

    Doubt 1: I don't think this will provide you with lot of improvements, time wise. It is an option worth trying and you will definitly have improvements in resource usage like memory.

    Hope this helps.


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      Hi Guys,

      Thanks for your responses. Sumanth thanks for your info.

      I tested the 2nd solution working beautifully, 😊 in back ground



      *& Report ZTEST_BACKGROUND







      data: gv_job_name TYPE tbtcjob-jobname,

      gv_jobnum TYPE tbtcjob-jobcount,

      lv_counter(5) type c.

      do 2 times.

      lv_counter = sy-index.

      gv_job_name = 'chandjob'.

      concatenate gv_job_name lv_counter into gv_job_name .



      jobgroup = 'INVEXTRACT '

      jobname = gv_job_name


      jobcount = gv_jobnum


      cant_create_job = 1

      invalid_job_data = 2

      jobname_missing = 3

      OTHERS = 4.


      VIA JOB gv_job_name NUMBER gv_jobnum AND RETURN.



      jobcount = gv_jobnum

      jobname = gv_job_name

      strtimmed = 'X'


      cant_start_immediate = 1

      invalid_startdate = 2

      jobname_missing = 3

      job_close_failed = 4

      job_nosteps = 5

      job_notex = 6

      lock_failed = 7

      invalid_target = 8

      OTHERS = 9. .

      IF SY-SUBRC <> 0.




      clear gv_job_name .


      <u><b>Program 2:</b></u>


      *& Report ZTEST_PARALLEL







      do 5 times.

      wait up to 10 seconds.

      write:/ sy-index.


      once u execute the first program we can in sm37 2 jobs started in 2 different workprocess, finished at the same time.


      Shaik Chand Basha

  • Posted on Jan 05, 2007 at 07:53 PM

    What exactly do you mean by "processing 2 million records"? What is it that your program does?

    Regarding the first solution I'd suggest to read ABAP help on CALL FUNCTION ... STARTING NEW TASK and CALL FUNCTION ... IN BACKGROUND TASK to answer your questions.

    Initiating several instances of the same program might speed up things and might not (or not significantly), depending on what does the program do. Again, you need to be more specific.

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