Manage running tasks (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 25, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Preprocessing upgrade checklist > Run live preprocessing scripts > Manage running tasks

Preprocessing upgrade checklist > Run delta preprocessing scripts > Manage running tasks

Use the Manage Running Tasks form to pause or resume preprocessing scripts that are running on the Microsoft Dynamics AX source system during the two live preprocessing tasks: Run live preprocessing scripts and Run delta preprocessing scripts.

Running these scripts might impact the performance of your live system and some scripts might run for several hours. During times of peak load for your enterprise, you can pause the live or delta preprocessing tasks to free resources for business operations in Microsoft Dynamics AX. During off hours, such as evenings or weekends, you can resume running the paused tasks. Pauses take effect at the next commit point after the pause command is issued.


By default, commit points happen after every 10,000 transactions. You can customize the commit frequency in SQL Server Management Studio by changing the value for the Iterationlimit column in the ReleaseUpdateConfiguration table. You must then restart the Application Object Server (AOS).

To pause all upgrade scripts, click Pause from the Upgrade live preprocessing or Upgrade delta preprocessing form. A mess is displayed, and you have the option to pause all running tasks. Click OK. The status of all Ready tasks will be changed to Waiting.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.




The status of the job or task: Waiting, Ready, Executing, Finished, or Error. An icon on the left also indicates the status.


A short description of the job or task.

Method name

The AOT name of the called method under the ReleaseUpdate* class.


The company account that is being upgraded by the task or job.


The number of commits made. By default, commit frequency is set to every 10,000 transactions.

Estimated total iterations

The total number of iterations that were required in a test run for the upgrade script. For this value to be displayed, you must copy the tables ReleaseUpdateControlData and ReleaseUpdateControlDataRun from an earlier test run into the current Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 database.

Task state

Indicates whether the task is running or paused. A task or job that cannot be paused will display the state The task does not support pausing .



Pause task

Pauses the selected task at the next commit point.

Pause all tasks

Pauses all tasks that are running at the next commit point.

Resume task

Resumes running the selected task from the point of the last commit.


Manually updates the grid to show the current status of all tasks and jobs.

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