A send process can be periodically scheduled. The period should not be too short. Performance can therefore be optimized because the RFC connection is used many times (for example, every 5 minutes during busy message periods and every 15 minutes for quiet message periods). During busy message periods, the SAPconnect send processes should be distributed across various SAP application servers or all assigned to one dedicated SAP application server (see also Parallelizing Send Processes for Improved Performance).
For production operation, you should schedule the intervals for starting send processes.
1. Call transaction SCOT to start SAPconnect administration and choose View ® Jobs.
2. Choose .
3. Enter a job name.
A list of all the available variants is displayed.
4. Position the cursor on the variant that you want to start the send process with.
You can also create a new variant or change an existing variant. To do this, choose Variant or Variant. Proceed as described in Variant Maintenance. Then choose to return to the list of available variants and position the cursor on the new variant.
5. Choose Schedule.
6. Specify the first date for execution.
7. Choose Schedule periodically.
8. Specify the length of the interval after which the job is to be started, for example every 5 minutes, depending on the amount of transmission activity in your system.
9. Choose .
The send process is scheduled and is executed from the specified date with the required intervals. If you repeat steps 7 through 9, another send process is scheduled. Choose Show scheduling to see a list of all the send processes that have been scheduled.