In Alma, a job is a scheduled or on-request process that runs in the background. They are called jobs or processes in different places in the system, but they refer to the same thing: being able to act on batches of records in bulk.
To run a job on a set:
Select a set and select Next.
If there are parameters to set, the Run a Job - Enter Task Parameters page appears. If there are no parameters to set, the workflow skips this page. Enter the required parameters and then click on Next.
Then the Run a Job - Review and Confirm page appears. Change the job description as needed. Select Submit and select Confirm in the dialog box to run the job.
For some jobs, you can "restore" records to an earlier version by re-running the job and changing back whatever parameter you changed.
Example: If you used Physical item update to change all Item Policies to 02, you could set them "back" to 01 by re-running the job with that as the parameter. However, this would not restore any notes that were overwritten by a new note, or similar limits.
For other jobs, there may be complementary jobs that will "undo" each other's actions. If you run one job, you can use a second job to "revert" back to earlier conditions, with some limitations.
Example: The Change PO Lines Status job and Update PO Lines Workflow job work together to change the status of PO Lines from open to cancel/closed and back again.
You can restore records that were removed or changed by the a few jobs:
To restore records removed or changed by a job:
Go to Admin > Monitor Jobs. For each job in the list, you’ll see a status: