HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

statisticstype custom

Flags a job so that its estimated duration is calculated by a subset of IBM SPSS Statistics instead of the default logman process (automatic).

The SPSS-based statistical tool calculates five-day forecasts of the job estimated duration using historical data of up to ninety days. The estimated duration and an associated confidence interval are returned in the output of the conman showjobs command and in the following Dynamic Workload Console views:
  • Job properties
  • Monitor Workload
  • Critical path
  • What-if Analysis

This tool can be particularly useful to see beyond the accepted impacts of already known periodicities, and understand what apparently hidden events affect the duration of a job. It can be effective to measure and forecast the durations of jobs along a critical path that occasionally does not meet its deadline.

See Using advanced statistics to forecast the estimated duration of a job to learn what else you must do to use SPSS-based statistics in addition to using this keyword.


statisticstype custom

If you omit this keyword, the estimated duration - and its associated confidence interval - for the job is by default calculated by the process run by the logman command and made available on the same media.