The heart of the tool for managing batch input sessions is the session list.
The management tool offers lists by status, and you can select lists according
to other criteria as well.
Start the batch input management tool: Select
Alternate: Enter transaction SM35. Both paths take you to the session overview
of the batch input system. transaction SM35.
On the main menu, you can select sessions using any or all of the following
date on which the session was generated (entered into the session queue)
user who generated a session
In the session overview, you can start, analyze, or delete sessions in the
queue. You can also display statistics on the transactions in a session and view
the session log. All sessions generate a log when they are run. From the session
log display, you can take further actions, such as displaying more information
on the messages in a log.
Reading The Session Queue
The information in the session queue includes the following:
Creator:The user who generated the session.
Date and Time:
The date and time when a session was
generated (entered in the session queue).
Lock date:If a session is locked, this column shows the
date upon which the system will release the session. A locked session cannot
Authorizations user: The user under whose authorizations the
transactions in a session are to be run. When the session is run, it can
execute only those transactions and functions for which this user has
Status: The status of a session (new, processed, contains errors,
as shown in the tabs in the overview).
Tran. and Screen: The number of transactions and screens,
respectively in a session.
You can display statistics on the transactions in any session by marking the
session and using the Statistics function.
Session Sorting and Status
Sessions in the session queue are sorted by date
and time of generation and are grouped in different lists according to their
Possible statuses are as follows:
new and not yet processed
The Tran. and Screen fields in
the display show how many transactions and screens, respectively, the
held in the session queue because of errors in transactions (Errors in
Transactions that contained errors are
aborted; all correct transactions are processed. The Tran. and
Screen fields in the session display show how many incorrect
transactions were found in the session.
You can restart a session and correct the
erroneous transactions with one of the interactive execution modes offered
by the batch input system. For more information, please see
Correcting a Session.
For further information on a session that has
been successfully run, you can display the log generated by the session. All
completed sessions generate a log. You cannot run a completed session a
Only sessions that were generated with the
KEEP option are held in the queue after processing. Other sessions are
deleted after they are successfully completed.
You will usually see this status only if you
happen to display the queue while a session is being generated (entered into
the session queue).