In CA Workload Automation ESP How to mark jobs as bypassed if they didn't run when APPL was Forced Completed.

Document ID : KB000021957
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Summary:

If a Job (or external link) did not run and the application was force completed, then the link/job will be marked complete with a cc=0 even though it never ran. How would you indicate that they did not run?

Instructions:

1) Define an application to use CONDITIONAL statements, and add an APPLEND with HOLD. This will cause the jobs/links to be bypassed if they don't run before APPL is force completed.

For example:

Parm CONDITIONAL is on every job except ESPA and ESPE. The CONDITIONAL parm on a job will cause the job to BYPASS if there is no UNCONDITIONAL job to run in the application. The APPLEND job APPL1 is on hold and will only run when released.

APPL APPL1
JCLLIB 'ABC.DEF.GHI'
 
JOB ESPA                                                 
   RUN ANY                                                   
   RELEASE ADD(ESPE)                                     
ENDJOB                                                       
                                                             
JOB ESPB CONDITIONAL HOLD                                
   RUN ANY                                                   
ENDJOB                                                       
                                                             
JOB RREXTA  EXTERNAL APPLID(APPL2) CONDITIONAL               
   RUN NOW                                                   
   RELEASE ADD(ESPC)                                     
ENDJOB                                                       
                                                             
JOB ESPC CONDITIONAL                                     
   RUN ANY                                                   
ENDJOB                                                       
                                                             
JOB RREXTB  EXTERNAL  SCOPE(7:00) CONDITIONAL  
   RUN NOW                                                   
   RELEASE ADD(ESPG)                                     
ENDJOB                                                       
                                                             
JOB ESPG CONDITIONAL                                     
   RUN ANY                                                   
ENDJOB                                                       
                                                             
JOB ESPE                                                 
   RUN ANY                                                   
ENDJOB                                                       
                                                             
APPLEND APPL1 HOLD                                           
ENDJOB

 

2) Trigger in application to get the following results:

APPL1 and ESPB are waiting to be released from hold. If you release APPL1 the application will end and all the jobs with CONDITIONAL will be bypassed. You could also release job ESPB and it will run until completion.

When the user wants to complete the above application, they would release job APPL1 and all remaining jobs would be bypassed. If all the jobs complete normally then releasing APPL1 is not required.

APPL1                 APPL1     747 MANHOLD           MANHOLD            
ESPA                  APPL1     747 COMPLETE          COMPLETED AT 13.1  
ESPB                  APPL1     747 MANHOLD           MANHOLD            
ESPC                  APPL1     747 PREDWAIT          WAITING, HC=1      
ESPE                  APPL1     747 COMPLETE          COMPLETED AT 13.1  
ESPG                  APPL1     747 PREDWAIT          WAITING, HC=1      
RREXTA                APPL1     747 EXTERNAL          EXTNL              
RREXTB                APPL1     747 EXTERNAL          EXTNL