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Summary: As someone with many years of experience as a SAP Basis Administrator, one of the questions which comes up quite often is, did you schedule all of the SAP maintenance jobs? This question is most often asked when a system has just been installed or when certain tables are growing in size a little too quickly.
Scheduling the SAP Standard jobs
The task of scheduling the standard jobs used to be a tedious one; you had to check the SAP Note 16083 – Standard jobs, reorganization jobs, and then you had to go through it step by step and create each job individually with the appropriate variant. Since 4.6C, this is no longer a requirement. There is now a much easier solution.
Start transaction SM36 and you should a screen similar to the one below:
Summary: This article introduces the SAP ABAP Work Processor monitoring tools. You will find out how to view the ABAP Work Processes using transaction code SM50 and SM51. If you are an ABAP programmer or SAP Consultant wanting to find out if your programs have stopped responding, why they haven’t completed or just how need to check if they are still running this article will give you a step by step breakdown of what to look for.
Over many years I have been working alongside ABAP developers and functional consultants. During this time I have been asked many times if a certain job is still running because it seems like it has been running for ever and the programmer or consultant need it to complete asap. So instead of repeating the process of checking for them I will show them how to check the issue for themselves. This is what I want to share with you too. A good start is to check the work processes activity in your SAP system.
Checking the Work Processes
First of all, you have you need to determine if your SAP system in a single server system or makes use of multiple application servers. In case of any doubt, simply start the transaction SM51.