Create a batch group


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

Batch groups are used to group and run selected tasks on a specific batch server. Examples of batch groups include the following:

  • Jobs that run on a specific computer

  • Jobs that require many resources

  • Jobs that belong to a specific module

  • Jobs that run at certain intervals—for example every night, every week, or every month

When the batch process is started, the jobs and reports in the batch group are run according to the start date, start time, and recurrence parameters that are specified on the individual jobs.

Client tasks must be run manually by using the Set up batch processing form. For more information, see Run client and private batch tasks.

Create a batch group

  1. Click System administration > Setup > Batch group.

  2. Press CTRL+N to create a new batch group.

  3. In the Group field, type an identifier for the batch group.

  4. In the Description field, type a name for the batch group that is unique in the system.

Set a batch group to run on a specific server

  1. Click System administration > Setup > Batch group.

  2. Select a batch group, and then click the Batch servers tab.

    The Selected servers list displays the Application Object Server (AOS) instances on which the selected group is specified to run. The Remaining servers list displays the remaining AOS instances that are available as batch servers.

  3. Click the arrow buttons to select additional servers or remove servers from the Selected servers list.

See also

Batch processing overview

Server configuration (form)