GET_STATISTIC_DETAIL(&RunID#,RESTART) gives incorrect result

Document ID : KB000087511
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Error Message :

When using this function:

   :set &ret# = GET_STATISTIC_DETAIL(&sys_act_me_nr#,RESTART)   

to find out, if a run was a restart or a "first" start. According to documentation, the result means:

"Y" - The execution is a restart.
"N" - It is not a restart.

The script-function is returning a different result. The screenshot shows an example to depict the behavior:


  1. A simple job, JOBS.UNIX.INC00116662.RESTART, is executed; RunID 1551158. It prints the result of SYS_ACT_RESTART and ends with the 'exit 5', so that it is immediately stopped with ENDED_NOT_OK.
  2. SYS_ACT_RESTART gives N in this case (arrow 1).
  3. Script JOBS.UNIX.INC00116662.2 is executed with &sys_act_me_nr# = 1551158 (first line in script).
  4. GET_STATISTIC_DETAIL returns N (arrow 2) as expected.
  5. Restart 1551158 from the statistics window. The RunID of the restarted run is 1551160.
  6. The script is executed with &sys_act_me_nr# = 1551158 again.
  7. GET_STATISTIC_DETAIL returns Y (arrow 3). This is not correct. 1551158 is not a restart, but the original run.
  8. Execute the script with &sys_act_me_nr# = 1551160.
  9. GET_STATISTIC_DETAIL returns Y (arrow 4) as expected, cause this is the rerun.

I.e. the result is not only Y when the RunID is a rerun, but always when a rerun exists for the RunID. Only when there is no rerun for a RunID, the result is always N (see example RunID 1545054 in the screenshot). This seems to contradicts the docu and also the result of SYS_ACT_RESTART, as you can see from the screenshot.

Cause type:
Root Cause: GET_STATISTIC_DETAIL(RESTART) does not return the correct value, if it is used for the original execution of a restarted task. In this case, GET_STATISTIC_DETAIL returned "Y" but the original execution has not been a restart.
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Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Component(s): AE Server and Initdata

Automation Engine 10.0.8 - Available
Automation.Engine 11.1.4 - Available
Automation.Engine 11.2.2 - Available
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Workaround :