Synchronize data by using batch jobs (Retail essentials) [AX 2012]

Updated: July 21, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

This topic describes the various batch jobs that you must run in Retail essentials. Run these batch jobs to synchronize data between headquarters and the retail store, synchronize setup tasks with their relevant components, or update components, such as product assortments or delivery modes, when changes are made.

The following table describes the different batch jobs that you can run in Retail essentials. You can set up these jobs to run on a regular basis, as a batch process, or you can manually run the jobs when you make changes. For information about configuring jobs and subjobs, see Configure jobs and subjobs in Retail Scheduler (Retail essentials).

Batch job

Description

Path

Process delivery modes

Run this job to link retail stores and retail products with available delivery modes.

For more information about how to set up delivery modes, see Set up modes of delivery.

Click Retail essentials > Data synchronization > Data processing > Process delivery modes.

Transfer to pay

Run this job to export payroll transactions to an external file.

For more information about how to run this process, see Transfer to pay (class form).

Click Retail essentials > Employees > Time and attendance > Transfer to pay.

Generate account activity

Run this job to summarize the accounting totals to export to a third-party accounting system.

For more information about how to export account activity, see Export accounting information (Retail essentials).

Click Retail essentials > Financials > Accounting export > Generate account activity.

Export account activity

Run this job to export totals from the accounting export profile to a directory that is accessible to a third-party accounting system

For more information about how to export account activity, see Export accounting information (Retail essentials).

Click Retail essentials > Financials > Accounting export > Export account activity.

Process assortments

Run this job to send product assortments to retail stores. This job is automatically run when an assortment is published. You should also set up the assortments scheduler to run periodically as a batch job.

For more information about how to process product assortments, see Configure the scheduler job for assortments (Retail essentials).

Click Retail essentials > Data synchronization > Process assortments.

Send email receipts

Run this job to generate and send email receipts to customers who requested them.

For more information about how to set up email receipts, see Set up receipt options (Retail essentials).

Click Retail essentials > Data synchronization > Send email receipts.

Clean up staging

Run this job as part of the migration process when you are migrating data from Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS) to Retail essentials.

You only need to run this process if field mappings are changed or if something is not working correctly.

For more information about how to clean up staging data, see Migrate data from Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (Retail essentials).

Click Retail essentials > Data synchronization > Setup > Data import export framework > Staging cleanup.

Post inventory

Run this job to post inventory journals that were created as part of the retail statement posting process.

For more information about how to post retail statements, see Create and post a statement (Retail essentials).

Click Retail essentials > Financials > POS posting > Post inventory.

Process status messages

Run this job to update the download session list with the latest status.

For more information about data distribution jobs, see View or cancel retail data distribution sessions.

Click Retail essentials > Data synchronization > Download sessions.


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