HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Managing SAP variants using the Dynamic Workload Console

Managing variants using the Dynamic Workload Console.

About this task

This section describes how to manage variants using the Dynamic Workload Console:


  1. Click Administration > Workload Design > Manage Jobs on SAP from the portfolio.
  2. Specify an engine connection.
  3. In Workstation name, type the name of the workstation where the SAP job runs. This is the workstation with the r3batch access method that communicates with the remote SAP system. If you do not know the name of the workstation, click (...) browse to enter your filter criteria and click Search. If you enter a string representing part of the workstation name, it must be followed by the asterisk (*) wildcard character. Both the question mark (?) and asterisk (*) are supported as wildcards. You can also simply use the asterisk wildcard character (*) to display all workstations. Optionally, specify any of the other search criteria available and click Search. From the results displayed, select the workstation and click OK.
  4. In Options file, specify an options file that resides on the specified workstation. Each workstation can have one or more options files that can be used to customize the behavior of the r3batch access method, except for extended agent workstations, where only one options file can exist and therefore does not need to be specified. For the workstation specified, enter the file name of the options file or click the browse (...) button to search for options files that reside on the specified workstation and select one.
  5. Click Display. The list of available jobs on the remote SAP system for the specified engine is displayed.
  6. A list of SAP jobs on the remote SAP system are displayed.
  7. Select a SAP job from the list and click Edit.
  8. On the R/3 Steps page, select a program of type ABAP from the list and click Edit. The properties for the ABAP program are displayed.
  9. In the Variant field, click the ellipsis (...) icon to display the Variant List panel. This panel lists all the variants associated with the ABAP specified in the Name field.
    Figure 1. The Variant List panel
    The Variant List panel.
  10. From this panel, you can take the following actions:
    To refresh the content of the variant list with the information contained in the SAP database.
    To create a new variant as described in Creating or editing a variant.
    To display information on an existing variant.
    To modify information on an existing variant as described in Creating or editing a variant.
    To delete a variant.
    To associate the value chosen from the list to the ABAP.