CA Scheduler Job Management AUTO Refresh command.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Describes how to use the AUTO command to automatically refresh the CA Scheduler JM ISPF schedule status, job status, and predecessor panels.


When using the CA Scheduler ISPF panels to display the schedule status, job status, and predecessor, the AUTO command may be used to refresh the screen automatically.
The command syntax is AUTO nnn where "nnn" is the number of seconds between 10 and 600.
If AUTO is entered without a value, the refresh interval is 60 seconds.
The maximum refresh interval is 10 minutes.

Example: From the Job Status screen, enter command AUTO 10, and press Enter.

CAJI1205 ---------- CA SCHEDULER R11 (SCHD-CA01) STATUS ------ Row 1 to 2 of 2
COMMAND ===> auto 10                                             SCROLL ===> PAGE
Enter CA Scheduler command below, or enter a line command: 
Command Job JNO St Node Schedule Status 
-------- -------- --- -- -------- -------- --------------------------- 
________ B 01 40 KPS20 Waiting Start Time 20140108 10:00 
________ X 01 40 KPS20 Waiting Start Time 20140108 08:00 
******************************* Bottom of data ************************

The panel is returned with the following message to indicate that AUTO refresh took, and the keyboard is locked until you end the automatic refresh:
120F: Auto refresh every 10 seconds. Press ATTN/PA1 to quit.

The way you end the automatic refresh depends on how your terminal is connected to the mainframe.
Most people today use a 3270 emulator program on a desktop or laptop computer connected to the mainframe via TCP/IP. For the majority of these users, the ATTN key needs to be pressed to end the automatic refresh. For other users the PA1 key needs to be pressed.
If you are using a 3270 emulator, then the ATTN and PA1 keys can usually be mapped to any key. Consult your emulator documentation to determine how to issue an ATTN or PA1 from your software. Some emulators even include toolbar buttons for ATTN and PA1.

(Note: Some sites use a multi-session manager, such as Unicenter CA-TPX Session Management. Some of these products interpret a single ATTN as a request to display the list of active sessions. You may need to hit ATTN twice within a specified amount of time in order to send the ATTN to your TSO session.)

Before issuing the AUTO command you may sort and position the status displays. The automatic refreshes will preserve your sort order and attempt to preserve your position in the display.

The automatic refresh feature can be an effective tool for operators to monitor CA Scheduler's active workload.