Batch job (form)

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click System administration > Inquiries > Batch jobs > Batch jobs.


Click Home > Inquiries > Batch jobs > My batch jobs.

Use this form to view or create batch jobs. Depending on where you open the form from and your level of access, you can view either the batch jobs that you created or all batch jobs that have been scheduled in the system.

From this form you can also change the status of batch jobs or delete jobs that are no longer needed.

Batch jobs run on a per-partition basis. A system administrator can create, change, and view the history for the batch jobs in each partition. This form shows information about batch jobs only for the partition to which you are currently logged on.


You cannot change batch information when the job is running or waiting to be run. You must change the batch status to Withhold before changing batch information.

Tasks that use this form

Create a batch job

View or change batch job status

Delete a batch job

The following table provides descriptions for the controls in this form.




Overview tab

View a list of all batch jobs.

General tab

View and edit extended information about the selected batch job.




View tasks

View the tasks included in the selected batch job.

Batch job history

View history for the selected batch job.


Create or modify the recurrence schedule of a batch job. For example, you can set up a batch job to run every second Tuesday.


Set up an alert for the batch job.


Select from the following options:

  • Change status - Manually modify the status of a batch job.


    If you select Withhold, the batch job will not run even if a recurring pattern has been set up.

  • Remove recurrence - Turn off recurrences for the selected batch job. After the batch job runs one time, its status will change to Ended.

  • Delete - Set up criteria for deleting a group of batch jobs.

  • Refresh - Refresh the current view as long as the form is open.

    For example, you can update information about a batch job that was generated from another workstation.


View the batch log, which contains messages generated when the job was run.

Generated files

View files generated during batch processing.





The status of the batch job that is selected on the Overview tab.

Use the Functions button to change the status.

Job description

Description of the batch job.

Scheduled start date/time

The earliest starting date and time for the job.

If no date and time is specified, the job runs as soon as the system can run it.

Actual start date/time

The date and time that the job last ran.

End date/time

Date and time on which the job last finished.


The percentage of the job that has completed.

Created by

The identification of the user who created the batch job.

Company accounts

The company where the job runs.

Partition key

Partition key for the current partition only. This form does not display information about batch jobs in partitions other than the partition to which you are currently logged on.

Has alert

Indicates whether an alert exists for the job.

Save job to history

Select to save the job to history always, never, or only when errors occur.

This option affects when alerts are sent for the job. If you select Never, alerts will never be sent for the job. If you select Errors only, alerts will be sent only when the job is unsuccessful.

See also

Batch processing overview

Recurrence (form)

Set up alert for batch job (form)

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