USoft Batch allows you to define and execute batch jobs. These jobs may be executed in the foreground (on-line), or in the background. USoft Batch consists of two main elements:

· Batch definition tools in the Definer

These allow you to define jobs, for example to read and print data from the database, or to import data from an external file.

· Batch Runner

The Batch Runner (called RUNBATCH.EXE) is used to execute the job, and can be started by an external scheduler, or from the USoft Binder.


You can only run batch jobs on your application tables, not on USoft Developer tables.