How does the SCHONLY field on the CA-7 BASE CALENDAR MAINTENANCE (DB.2.8) screen affect scheduling?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question: 

How does the SCHONLY field on the CA-7 BASE CALENDAR MAINTENANCE (DB.2.8) screen affect scheduling?

Answer: 

The SCHONLY field on the DB.2.8 screen can determine how a schedule day is chosen when using the CA-7 CPU JOB SCHEDULING PARAMETER EDIT (DB.2.1-E) screen MONTHLY RDAY field.

If you use a calendar that has SCHONLY: Y, the MONTHLY RDAY field counts available scheduling days only. If you use a calendar that has SCHONLY: N, the MONTHLY RDAY field counts days of month. In other words, this schedule (from the DB.2.1-E screen):

 __ X __ MONTHLY   JAN: X  FEB: X  MAR: X  APR: X  MAY: X  JUN: X

                   JUL: X  AUG: X  SEP: X  OCT: X  NOV: X  DEC: X

           WEEK:                   DAY-OF-WEEK: 

           RDAY: 3

works differently when using different calendars. Using a calendar with SCHONLY: N creates a schedule for the 3rd calendar day of every month. Using a calendar with SCHONLY: Y creates a schedule for the 3rd working day of every month.

Additional Information:

See the CA 7 Database Maintenance Guide chapter 3 for more information on job scheduling and calendars.

As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA 7 if you have further questions.