To have your job started on a particular date and time, choose Immediate or Date/Time. You also have the options shown in the following table.
Start Time Options for Background Jobs
Start Time Option
Your job starts as soon as you save the job definition.
For jobs that are repeated automatically, you can set Restrictions on future start dates. For example, you can have your job started only on workdays.
Your job does not start until the date and time you specify.
You can also:
Your job starts when another job that you specify has been completed.
Before you choose this option, you must determine the name of the other job. To display jobs that have been scheduled, choose System ® Services ® Jobs ® Job overview.
If you want your job to start only if the other job was completed successfully, select Start status depend.. If this job was cancelled, your job does not start.
Your job starts when the selected event occurs. Use the Possible values arrow to choose from the available events.
An event is a signal to the background processing system that something has happened. For example, an event is signaled when the SAP System starts up.
Your job starts when the selected operation mode becomes active. Use the Possible values arrow to choose an operation mode.
An operation mode is a configuration for your SAP System. For example, system administrators sometimes set up a Night mode with extra resources for background jobs. Choosing Night lets your job start when your SAP System switches to this operation mode.
(Start on workday)
Your job starts on a particular workday. The system displays a screen where you can specify:
Example: The specifications:
tell the system to start your job on the third workday of June, 2001 at 8 AM, counting workdays from the start of the month.