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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 5, 2011

TWS job and job stream char limit increase

pmr 744070,082,00

This PMR addresses the question about the
jobstream character limit. I found that a request has been made to
change the character limit for both jobstream and job names from 16 and
40 to 40 and 64 respectively. I tested the jobstream length limit on an
8.5.1 MDM and see that the 16 character limit is still in place.
The original request was made through an old process no longer used.
The record number for that request is MR0417095010. To move forward
please access the RFE (Request for Enhancement) utility through this
link. You'll be able to request and enhancement and open up a
discussion with the TWS team that is able to make the necessary
evaluations.
https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21449404

Idea priority High
RFE ID 11865
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM Workload Scheduler (IWS)
  • Guest
    Nov 18, 2021

    The requirement is valid but currently out of plan. Since it's been open for too many years we close it, please re-open it if appropriate.

  • Guest
    Nov 6, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - Workload Automation and Control Desk
    Product - IBM Workload Scheduler (IWS)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - ITSM Automation and Control Desk
    Product - IBM Workload Scheduler (IWS)

  • Guest
    Oct 10, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - ITSM Automation and Control Desk
    Product - Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Distributed (TWSd)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Tivoli
    Product family - Automation
    Product - Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Distributed (TWSd)

  • Guest
    May 7, 2012

    As a user/admin of the system, having such restricted jobstream names limits make it very difficult to properly name streams so that they are meaning full. especially when multiple system/applications share the same host.
    For me this is a major requirement and issue with the product.

    Thank you.

  • Guest
    Aug 10, 2011

    This requirement has been long known. The mere increase incurs a cost which alone is not justified by the benefits. This requirement might be inserted together with other modification and will be considered for the next round.
    Regards, Xavier g.