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IWS/IWA Export Import definition improvment

The client is re-using some utilities/services JOBS to manage repetitive operations. They defined it once and leveraging on variable usage they reuse this common JOBS within multiple applications with the same JOB or occurence name. This is creati...
almost 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release

REST API only supports basic authentication

IWS REST API has basic authentication option only. which is not IBM security approved. Competitors like BMC COntrol-m provice REST APIs with more secure authentication like bearer authentication. the same must be provided on TWS's API.
about 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Per job E2E accounting from mainframe should be possible without DB2

To support and offer better solutions to our customers we would like to use the "per job accounting" from the mainframe without having the DB2 history database installed. Some of our mainframe customers have several servers installed and could be ...
about 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release

IWS subtasks statistics

We have seen several errors in stats of IWS, the length of counters is incorrect and for that the most significant digit is lost (when next number to 99999 is 0).We need at least 7 digits in partial counters an 8 digits in total ones, according wi...
about 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

IWS/IWA distributed engine improved variable management

The customer that is an historical IWS for z/OS client is implementing their first distributed engine environment. During this implementation they discovered that the IWS distributed engine does not provide a common variable management between the...
about 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Notification report variable table

An event handler action to "Send email" should be able to include a %{fileCrtEvt1.VariableTable} variable whenever a job stream or a job is running as part of a stream is involved. It may be empty if the stream uses no variable table or the job wa...
about 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

Allow event handler to specify Variable Table to start job/stream

An event handler action which starts a job and/or stream should be able to specify a variable table to be used. In addition, it should be possible to run an executable with parameters to determine the variable table name. An absolute name could be...
about 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

IWA - Dynamic Agent job persistance on "no resource found" error

Add the ability to define jobs that run on a dynamic agent to not error if there is no resource found to run the job. Currently, if all agents defined for the job are down, the job results in an error and must be manually rerun. Add the ability fo...
about 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

IWA - set OS priority for a job

Provide a new job definition keyword to specify an OS level priority. When the job is started, IWA will "nice" the process to the specified level (low, med, high maybe). This would be different than the current IWA priority, which only affects the...
about 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

EQQUX001 for DDRIVEN

Hi The EQQUX001 used by the IWS for Z/OS doesn't exist into the DDRIVEN component. In case of migration from IWS for z/OS to IWS Distributed it's important to reproduce the same function with DDRIVEN
about 4 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration