How does batch update work? Batch update allows you to update multiple fields for multiple trips with the same values all at once instead of having to update each trip individually. For example say you have 20 trips with the status of submitted for reimbursement but you need to update some or all to a status of paid. With batch update all you need to do is select the trips you want to update then set the status to paid then save your changes. Below are the general steps to using batch update: Click Trips, then select the trips you want to update, then the button at the bottom of the list. Select each field from the available field's popup list then click the button to add the field to the batch update list. After updating the fields with the values you want, click the Update button to perform the batch update or click the Cancel button to lose any changes.