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How to schedule the background job daily twice?

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How to schedule the background job daily twice? any conditions?

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Srihitha

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 08:23 AM

    hi

    Create a Variant for the Program and

    Schedule JOB in background:

    Go to SM36 create a Job

    enter Program and Variant for that program in STEP..

    click on Start Condition

    Click on DATE and TIME enter date scheduled Start and END times

    click on Period Values

    Click on HOURLY/WEEKLY etc

    CLick on RESTRICTIONS also to use further criteria.

    so your job will be scheduled and run as per your requirement.

    and in SM37 Transaction check the status of that JOB

    Check this link for scheduling jobs..

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw2004s/helpdata/en/c4/3a7f87505211d189550000e829fbbd/content.htm

    Regards

    ANJI

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  • Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 08:25 AM

    periodically in hours.

    with the required gap

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 08:25 AM

    Hi

    In SM36(Job scheduling) You can define the JOB and can be scheduled as per your own timings such that it run twice a day.No need to define two jobs. Single job can be scheduled twice a day

    In SM36(Job scheduling) You can define the JOB and can be scheduled as per your own timings such that it run twice a day.No need to define two jobs. Single job can be scheduled twice a day

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 08:25 AM

    see the step by step procedure.

    Scheduling Background Jobs:

    1. Background jobs are scheduled by Basis administrators using transaction SM36.

    2. To run a report in a background, a job needs to be created with a step using the report name

    and a variant for selection parameters. It is recommended to create a separate variant for each

    scheduled job to produce results for specific dates (e.g. previous month) or organizational units (e.g.

    company codes).

    3. While defining the step, the spool parameters needs to be specified

    (Step-> Print Specifications->Properties) to secure the output of the report and help authorized users

    to find the spool request. The following parameters needs to be maintained:

    a. Time of printing: set to “Send to SAP spooler Only for now”

    b. Name – abbreviated name to identify the job output

    c. Title – free form description for the report output

    d. Authorization – a value defined by Security in user profiles to allow those users to access

    this spool request (authorization object S_SPO_ACT, value SPOAUTH). Only users with matching

    authorization value in their profiles will be able to see the output.

    e. Department – set to appropriate department/functional area name. This field can be used in

    a search later.

    f. Retention period – set to “Do not delete” if the report output needs to be retained for more

    than 8 days. Once the archiving/document repository solution is in place the spool requests could

    be automatically moved to the archive/repository. Storage Mode parameter on the same screen

    could be used to immediately send the output to archive instead of creating a spool request.

    Configuring user access:

    1. To access a report output created by a background job, a user must have at

    least access to SP01 (Spool requests) transaction without restriction on the user

    name (however by itself it will not let the user to see all spool requests). To have

    that access the user must have S_ADMI_FCD authorization object in the profile with

    SPOR (or SP01) value of S_ADMI_FCD parameter (maintained by Security).

    2. To access a particular job’s output in the spool, the user must have

    S_SPO_ACT object in the profile with SPOAUTH parameter matching the value used

    in the Print Specifications of the job (see p. 3.d above).

    3. Levels of access to the spool (display, print once, reprint, download, etc) are

    controlled by SPOACTION parameter of S_SPO_ACT. The user must have at least

    BASE access (display).

    On-line reports:

    1. Exactly the same configuration can be maintained for any output produced

    from R/3. If a user clicks “Parameters” button on a SAP Printer selection dialog, it

    allows to specify all the parameters as described in p. 3 of

    “Scheduling background jobs” section. Thus any output created by an online report

    can be saved and accessed by any user authorized to access that spool request

    (access restriction provided by the Authorization field of the spool request

    attributes, see p. 3.d of “Scheduling background jobs” section).

    Access to report’s output:

    1. A user that had proper access (see Configuring user access above) can

    retrieve a job/report output through transaction SP01.

    2. The selection screen can be configured by clicking “Further selection

    criteria…” button (e.g. to bring “Spool request name (suffix 2)” field or hide other

    fields).

    3. The following fields can be used to search for a specific output (Note that

    Created By must be blank when searching for scheduled job’s outputs)

    a. Spool request name (suffix 2) – corresponds to a spool name in p. 3.b in

    “Scheduling background jobs” section above).

    b. Date created – to find an output of a job that ran within a certain date range.

    c. Title – corresponds to spool Title in p. 3.c in “Scheduling background jobs”

    section above).

    d. Department - corresponds to spool Department in p. 3.e in “Scheduling

    background jobs” section above).

    4. Upon entering selection criteria, the user clicks the Execute button to

    retrieve the list of matching spool requests.

    5. From the spool list the user can use several function such as view the

    content of a spool request, print the spool request, view attributed of the spool

    request, etc. (some functions may need special authorization, see p.3 in

    Configuring user access)

    a. Click the Print button to print the spool request with the default attributes

    (usually defined with the job definition). It will print it on a printer that was

    specified when a job was created.

    b. Click the “Print with changed attributed” button to print the spool request

    with the different attributes (e.g. changing the printer name).

    c. Click the “Display contents” button to preview the spool request contents. A

    Print and Download functions are available from the preview mode.

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    Posted on Nov 30, 2007 at 08:26 AM

    But how it will run daily 2 times.Any specifyic condition to run daily 2 times.

    Regards,

    Srihitha

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    Posted on Feb 17, 2012 at 06:53 AM

    Hi,

    IN SM36 enter your job select start condition click on period values - select other period - in hours column put in 4 hrs. so in a particular day it will run after every 4 hrs...

    Or yu can put 12 hrs their as well

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