Batch is an offline FOCUS environment. That means the terminal is free to do other tasks in or out of CIRS, while a job is executing. We recommend submitting your report requests in the batch environment after they have been tested in the online FOCUS environment. Refer to the topic: Online Execution for more information. Note: Report requests containing variables (implied prompting) cannot be executed via batch.
The batch FOCUS environment is required for the following conditions:
Reports that generate large output files.
Reports that use prior fiscal years of payment data (i.e, PH and PHS files) and certain leave data files (i.e., LD, LH, and LR).
Reports that will be edited before printing.
Reports that will be downloaded.
For more information, refer to the following topics:
Submitting Batch Jobs