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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 22, 2020

IWS 9.5 Being able to work with the long term plan in DWC when using a Z engine.

IWS 9.5 Being able to work with the long term and trial plan in the DWC when using a Z engine. This is tied to case number TS003457143.

Idea Priority Medium
Use Case
We use the LTP to view all scheduling occurrences for days & months ahead. The LTP shows us if applications will be scheduled with correct dependencies and if Calendar, run cycles and period definitions are set up correctly. When creating a new application, we produce a trial long-term plan to check the validity of any database changes that are made. From this trial plan we can see if application will run correctly and that there are no LOOPS created in the schedule. LTP is especially useful when ascertaining which jobs will run at Month End, Quarter End, Good Friday, Holidays etc. Also at short notice we can add or delete an occurrence in the long term plan. It assists in forecasting, planning and simulation of future events. We also make temporary JCL changes in the LTP
RFE ID 141878
RFE Product IBM Workload Scheduler (IWS)
  • Guest
    Mar 26, 2021

    Can´t stress this enough how much we would want and need this at our shop. We have teams that only work with the DWC and dont have access to mainframe OPC which means they can not use the Long term plan to see upcoming run cycles etc...

    Voting a big yes for this feature. :)