Perform Bulk Execution

For general information about Bulk Execution, refer to Use Bulk Execution.

Bulk Execution runs against the context of the page at the time the panel was opened. If the user filters the records after the panel is opened, it will still run on the original data set.

By default, the number of records that can have Bulk Execution performed at one time is 100K. Refer to Set Bulk Execution Parameters for more information. When no filter is applied, all records on the page are validated.

The Bulk Execution panel contains several context related items to ensure that the user understands the context in which Bulk Execution will be performed. The Bulk Execution panel displays the following information, where relevant:



Row Count

The record count reflects the context of the page when it was opened and isn’t a guaranteed count for processing. The number of rows is displayed in the upper right area of the panel.

Filter button

If the record set is filtered, a filter button displays. Hover over the filter button to display the name of the column on which the records are filtered.

Drill Down


This icon indicates what value the page is “drilled” or “bound” on when the user hovers over it. If the page where the user opens the Bulk Execution panel does not have “Drill” or “Binding” criteria, the icon does not display.

To perform Bulk Execution:

  1. Select Bulk Execution from the page gear menu.

    NOTE: The Bulk Execution Limit parameter is checked against the number of records in the current filtered record set. If the current number of records exceeds the Bulk Execution Limit parameter setting, a notification displays and the Bulk Execution process is not launched.

    NOTE: The Event field displays the only event used by Bulk Execution, the Validate event.

  2. Click the Exclude Business Rules check box, if needed.

    NOTE: If checked, the OnValidate event runs without running any business rules registered to the page event. If unchecked, both the Validation and Business rules run. In most cases, the user does not need to change this setting unless instructed to do so by the Page Designer of the custom application.

    NOTE: The Page Designer can enable the check box by default and/or disable the user's ability to update it.  Refer to Configure Business Rule Settings in System Administration for more information.

  3. Click Next; or click the Action on Warnings tab.

    NOTE: Page Validations of type warning display on the Action on Warnings tab. If no validations of type warning are registered to the OnValidate event for the page, tthe Action on Warning tab is disabled and a Start button displays.

    NOTE: On the Action on Warnings tab, the user can choose which action to take on a record that fails for the warning validations.

  4. Select an option for an individual warning listed on the tab. The user can choose to Update All.

    NOTE: When an option is chosen from the Update All field, the options for each validation warning are set to that value.

    Options include:

    • Pass—Any records that fail the validation are passed as valid during the Bulk Execution process.
    • Fail—Any records that fail the validation are failed during the Bulk Execution process.
    • No Action—Any record that fails the validation is given a validation status of Unknown on the Results tab.
  5. Click Start.

    NOTE: If an error occurs as a result of running a business rule execution against the event, the result is an error status.

    NOTE: The same record can exist in multiple results. If a record is contained in multiple warning sets, fail takes precedence over pass, meaning, if a record is contained in a warning that is set to Pass and is contained in another warning set to Fail, the record is marked as Failed during processing.

    Continue with View Bulk Execution Results.