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Benchwarmer

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:44 am
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Hello,

I have a job to be scheduled and would like to know whether my approach is right

Job A is a daily job runs around 6 AM

Job B is a job gets triggered by job A

Now I have to schedule job C which is triggered on only specific days and should be run between Job A and job C. Below are the steps I am planning to do

1. Schedule the job C as time triggered at 6 AM under different SCHIDs for each day
2. Add Job A with SCHID 000 as requirement to Job C
3. Add a virtual resource between Job C and Job B. This will make job B always wait for Job C to complete.

How this works?
My understating about the approach is, Job C always comes to queue and locks the virtual resource. At the same time waiting for job A to complete. This will ensure job C always runs second.

Thanks in advance.
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:31 am
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How about talking to the scheduling people at your site?
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Benchwarmer

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:38 pm
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Thanks for the reply.

I did speak to them and they are leaning towards user controls. Which I do not personally prefer because of the manual errors that happened in the shop previously.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:37 pm
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Why not have job C in its own SCHID with an external predecessor of job A and the tme dependency, and change job C in the existing SCHID to have an external predecessor of job C? Why special resources?
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Benchwarmer

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:50 pm
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Why special resources?
In my previous shop we always used the RM for negative dependency due to its advantage in handling ABEND situations.
Thanks for your suggestion, I am talking to CA7 support to identify a best solution. I will post it when I get one.


Edited to correct the quote.
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:12 pm
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Yes but negative dependency won't ensure you C will run before B.
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