HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Satisfying Requests for Enhancements (RFEs)

HCL Workload Automation satisfies Requests for Enhancements (RFEs).

Requests for Enhancements (RFEs) give customers the opportunity to collaborate directly with the product development team and other users. The team prioritizes and develops new product features based on proposals made by customers.

HCL Workload Automation V9.4 Fix Pack 2 delivers the following RFEs:

RFE 179819: Database job executor handles stored procedure errors
Enhance the database job executor to handle stored procedure errors.
RFE 109287: Rerun multiple jobs with a single confirmation prompt
Rerun multiple selected jobs when monitoring jobs and confirm the action for all jobs only once. See Rerun multiple jobs.
RFE 102143: Lengthen text field for script path
Lengthen the size of the field related to a script to be run. When defining a job that runs a script as the task, the text field specifying the path to the script can now accommodate a much longer string. For example, if the path is quite long or if it contains numerous variables, they are now displayed in the text field when you view the job definition from both the Workload Designer and from the List Workload Definitions portlet.
Replying to messages for IBM i child jobs
Support for replying to messages for an IBM i parent job was introduced in a previous release. With this release, the same support is extended to IBM i child jobs. When an IBM i job is in SUSP (suspended) status, waiting for a reply to a message, you can reply to the message for parent and child jobs from the Dynamic Workload Console when monitoring the parent job.
Add actual start date in job stream view
In addition to the scheduled start date, information related to the actual start date has been added to the tooltip for jobs and job streams in the Job Stream View on both distributed and z/OS engines.
RFE 15616: Actual workstation displayed when monitoring jobs
When jobs are scheduled to run on pools or dynamic pools, the name of the actual workstation where the job runs can be monitored if the job has started or has already run. See Actual workstation in pool and dynamic pool
RFE 108425: File monitor support for existing files
Normally the filemonitor utility runs an initial scan and then runs subsequent scans to detect any new or changed files since the initial scan that match specific criteria. This means that if there are any existing files matching the criteria when the initial scan runs, they are not considered. The utility has been updated with a new parameter to be able to discover existing files during the initial scan that match the criteria and can therefore generate an event. For more information see Filemonitor and the description of the -generateEventsOnFirstScan argument.

To view a complete list of RFEs, new, planned, and delivered, see: RFE online community .