4 Batch Processing

Using the Data Management batch processing feature, you can:

  • Combine one or more load rules in a batch and execute it at one time.

  • Run jobs in a batch in serial or parallel mode.

  • Define the parameters of the batch.

  • Derive the period parameters based on POV settings.

  • Create a "master" batch that includes multiple batches with different parameters.

    For example, you can have one batch for data rules run in serial mode, and a second batch for the data rule run in parallel mode.

  • Associate a batch with a batch group for ease of use and security.

  • Instruct the batch to submit included jobs in parallel mode and return control.

  • Instruct the batch to submit included jobs in parallel mode and return control only when all jobs are complete.

  • When working with metadata batch definitions, you can create a batch that includes data load rules from different target applications. This is helpful when creating a batch from which to load data and metadata. (Metadata in this case, is loaded from a flat file.)

    You can also create a batch of batches or "master" batch with one batch for metadata and another batch for data. With this method, you do not need to select a target application name, but note that you cannot migrate a master batch without one.

    For more information, see Working with Metadata Batch Definitions.

Batch processing options are available on the Data Management task pane, or by executing batch scripts.

If you process batches from the Data Management task pane, use the Batch Definition option to create a batch, and specify its parameters and tasks included in the batch. See Working with Batch Definitions. Use the Batch Execution option to execute batches. See Executing Batches.