Processing batch jobs

Dynamics AX 4.0

Batch processing allows you to run jobs, such as printing reports or posting journals, at a different time and on a different computer. Thereby you avoid slowing down your computer or the server during normal working hours.

Batch jobs are submitted to a central batch list where they are prioritized, queued, and executed. If a specific batch group was selected when the batch job was submitted, it will be executed when batch processing is started for that specific batch group. Batch groups are created by the AX administrator in > > > .

Batch processing is initiated from a client by selecting > > > . If a batch group is not selected, all the jobs submitted without specifying a batch group are processed. If a batch group is selected, just the jobs in that batch group are processed. It is possible to set up batch processing on multiple clients, for example to process jobs in different batch groups.

The following topics describe how to set up and use Microsoft Dynamics AX for batch processing.

Topic

Description

Create a batch group

Provides information for creating batch groups to process multiple batch journals and reports simultaneously.

Create a batch journal type

Provides information for creating batch journal types to process multiple related jobs as batch jobs.

Create a batch journal

Provides information for creating batch journals and specifying how to run the jobs, on the journal types, which are attached to the journal.

Add a batch job to a batch journal

Provides information for adding batch jobs to batch journals.

Add a batch journal to a batch group

Provides information for adding batch journals to batch groups.

Set criteria for a batch job

Provides information for setting up the batch job criteria.

Delete a batch job

Provides information for deleting batch jobs from the batch queue.

Change the batch job status

Provides information for changing the status of batch jobs.

Display the batch job status

Provides information for displaying the status of batch jobs.

Create a private batch job

Provides information for creating private batch jobs.

Clean up the batch list

Provides information for cleaning up the batch list.

Run batch jobs

Provides information for running batch jobs.

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