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Background Processing

Execution of ABAP programs with predetermined settings in the background, that is, with no on-screen user dialog. In contrast to dialog processing, the execution flow is fixed when the program is started. An executable program is scheduled in the ABAP Editor or after calling System → Services → Reporting using menu Program → Execute → Background for automatic execution or is called in the background using SUBMIT VIA JOB. For background processing, at least one background work process must be set up.

Other versions: 7.31 | 7.40 | 7.54