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Difference between Foreground and Background Creation of Delivery Document

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One of the person in the interview asked me this questions..what exactly is the "Difference between Foreground and Background Process/Creation of Delivery Document"

He wants me to tell him atleast 5 points.

I know the basic difference...What else???

Thanks in advance.


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1. you run directly the transaction VL04.

2. The performance can be bad.

3. The user is always the user id of the person.

4. The deliveries always will be pulled according to user setup (tcode SU3) time zone, languange etc.

5. foreground may give you option of creating deliveries individual, collective processing etc.


1. You setup a job using the tcode VL04 using SM36 and monitor using SM37

2. Performance is good.

3. THe user can be changed according to the country, time zone by creating and using new batch users.

4. The deliveries are created individually but they are created a part of one collective processing document.

5. Deliveries are pulled according to the batch users eventhough you have setup the job.

Hope this wil help you to give 5 differences.

Kind Regards