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Optimize in-line scripts in Symphony file

Hi I recently met a customer that is using in-line scripts significantly and has over 100K jobs a day. As a result of the fact that these in-line scripts are stored in the Symphony, the size of the Symphony is huge (>250 MB) which imposes some ...
about 6 years ago in Workload Automation 3 Not under consideration

Workload Scheduler Console 9.3 - Persistent Sort

It would be nice if the sort function under 'Monitor Workload' was persistent between sessions. Or there was some way to bake the sort order into the Query line, so it could be saved for later.
over 6 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Not under consideration

Grouping multiple job streams during submit

Hi I've some across the requirement to submit a set of job streams (group) while maintaining the correct external follows dependencies. When doing this manually, this means that it should be done with great caution and in a correct order. What we ...
over 6 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Future consideration

Scheduling a Report from the DWC directly

TDWC Reports should have a button to schedule/automate the report into a job and stream (open new windows to add details of job name, stream name and schedule/rc)
over 6 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Not under consideration

Unusable ordered list of Job within the DWC Monitor Jobs table view

Defining a complex Job Streams with a clear sequence of Job execution and submitting it, you can easily monitor the Job sequence execution using the Job Stream graphical view in the Plan while the order is unpredictable and not usable if you refer...
over 6 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Future consideration

allow job time dependency to be set relative to job stream input arrival to fix timezone DST issue

Allow job time dependencies to be set relative to the job stream input arrival time rather than from the Plan start time as it is currently. This is important for scheduling where the time zone of the workstation has different Daylight Savings tim...
over 6 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Not under consideration

Runcycle offset, extended math

Allow offsets of runcycles to be layered, as in recursive. Starting from a runcycle frequency statement or calendar, allow it to be nested inside offsets by day, weekdays, workdays, other runcycle frequencies or calendars. For example, to run on t...
over 6 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Not under consideration

Cancelation of WebSphere batch job (wsgrid.bat) on Windows should invoke shutdown hook i java

Cancelling a WebSphere Batch job on Windows, a java.exe process started from the wsgrid.bat only kills the java process. The shutdown hook in java is not called and the job/step i the websphere bacth container is not interrupted/stopped. This is "...
over 6 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Planned for future release

TWS Job Auto ReRun Alerting - Upon a rerun event rules action TEC notification even if second instance is successful

Job Auto Re-Run is used to solve a problem where jobs will usually complete on the second iteration. For this to be a fully functional tool we need an option to only generate a TEC notification when both auto run attempts have failed. Currently al...
almost 7 years ago in Workload Automation 1 Planned for future release

Composer - Auto removal of the "FOLLOWS" dependency

When we delete a job from the database, Composer also deletes any "FOLLOWS" dependency objects from internetwork dependency jobstreams. Without warning or informing the Analyst. I know this is working as designed .. BUT it would be useful just to ...
almost 7 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Not under consideration