This blog will explain how to setup SAP batch job interception.
Questions that will be answered in this blog are:
- How to activate SAP batch job interception?
- How does an intercepted job look like?
Activating SAP batch job interception
Before you can begin the setup of the batch job interception you must run program INITXBP2 in SE38:
Next you have to start transaction CRIT and create the profiles.
First create the default SAP profile by clicking on the SAP logo. Activate it. Next step is to create the profile in which you want to do the interception. In the screen above click on the create profile button. Now enter a criteria. For simplicity we have called it interception. In our case we intercept all except a list of authorized users. In the user list we include the basis users and the background users (in this example WF-BATCH). Save the data.
Next step is to activate this profile:
Working of interception
When a batch job is planned the interception checks if the job should be intercepted or not. As a test logon as end user and launch a job. In our case the user ENDUSER tries to launch a job from SLG2 transaction to delete application logs. This jobs is intercepted ans shows like this in SM37:
The job does not start immediately, but shows in intercepted state. If user with release rights now goes to SM37 for this job, he can release the intercepted job.