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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 26, 2016

Optimize in-line scripts in Symphony file


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 performance issues

Since in-line scripts are submitted by the broker, what's the point of adding the entire in-line script in the Symphony file. Putting a reference to the DB definition of the in-line script would give us 2 advantages

1) The size of the Symphony will not be impacted by these in-line scripts (which can grow up to 16K characters)
2) Larger in-line scripts (larger than 16K characters) are possible

Idea priority High
RFE ID 92192
RFE Product IBM Workload Scheduler (IWS)
  • Guest
    Aug 5, 2021

    This RFE is low priority because the customer can use external scripts, so we are not going to consider it any time soon.

  • 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
    Apr 12, 2017

    . This requirement would be addressed with an architecture evolution for a next release. Stay tuned on our transparent development program to discuss our evolution with our labs.