# MRP Generation Process (MRP.P1)
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Job ID Enter a unique ID if you wish to enter and save the parameters to this procedure for future use. If you only need to run the procedure and do not want to save your entry then you may leave this field empty.
Destination Select the destination for the output from this procedure.
Process Select the method to be used for processing the report. Foreground is always available and must be used when output is directed to anything other than a system printer (i.e. printers spooled through the database on the host computer.) Depending on your setup there may be various batch process queues available in the list that allow you to submit the job for processing in the background or at a predefined time such as overnight. A system printer must be specified when using these queues.
Format Select the format for the output. The availability of other formats depends on what is allowed by each procedure. Possible formats include Text, Excel, Word, PDF, HTML, Comma delimited and Tab delimited.
Layout You may indicate the layout of the printed page by specifying the appropriate setting in this field. Set the value to Portrait if the page is to be oriented with the shorter dimension (usually 8.5 inches) at the top or Landscape if the longer dimension (usually 11 inches) is to be at the top. Portrait will always be available but Landscape is dependent on the output destination and may not be available in all cases.
Copies Enter the number of copies to be printed.
Run Process Click on the button to run the process. This performs the save function which may also be activated by clicking the save button in the tool bar or pressing the F9 key or Ctrl+S.
Start Date Enter the date to be used as the start date for the first period in the MRP horizon. The period sizes defined in the PLAN.CONTROL record are offset from this date to determine the period start and end dates for the horizontal report.
Planning Group Enter the name of the planning group that is to processed. Planning Groups are defined in the PLAN.CONTROL procedure. If you do not specify which planning group to process then the first one defined in PLAN.CONTROL is assumed.
Load MPS Requirements Check this box if the requirments generated by master scheduling system are to be included in the MRP processing.
Load Indepenent Demand Check this box if yout want to load the requirements from independent demand.
Do Not Load Safety Stock Check this box if you do not want to generate requirements for safety stock.
Last Status Message Contains the last status message generated by the program.
Last Status Date The date on which the last status message was generated.
Last Status Time The time at which the last status message was generated.Version 8.10.57