Naming conventions for scheduling objects

The Dynamic Workload Console allows you to manage and control HCL Workload Automation production for z/OS and distributed environments.

There are some differences in the processing and behavior between the HCL Workload Automation products for z/OS and distributed environments. When there are differences, the descriptions and related actions of scheduling objects are explained for both environments.

Table 1 lists the objects and object names typical of the HCL Workload Automation environment where they are defined.
Table 1. Naming convention for scheduling objects
Object description Object name in a distributed environment Object name in a z/OS environment
An ordered list of activities in plan for the current production period. The production plan contains information about the processes to run, on which workstation, and what dependencies must be satisfied before each process is launched. The production plan is automatically created and managed by the product and requires no user intervention. The production plan is generated daily at 05:00 CDT time. Production Plan Current Plan
A unit of work that is part of an application or a job stream and that is processed at a workstation. Job Operation. An operation can contain a list of steps to run.
A list of jobs that run as a unit to accomplish a task (such as calculating payroll), together with times, priorities, and other dependencies that determine the order in which the jobs run. Job stream Application
A run of a job stream or an application scheduled in the plan. Instance Occurrence
A type of application description related to run cycle, calendar information, or job descriptions common to all applications defined as members of the group. N/A Application Group
A physical or logical asset where job processing occurs. Workstation. It is qualified according to its position in the topology of the scheduling network and on its ability to interact with the information contained in the current plan. Workstation. It is qualified according to the type of job processing it does in computer workstation, general workstation, print workstation.
HCL Workload Automation database A customized set of tables in a relational database containing definitions for all scheduling objects, network topology, variables, and job processing statistics. A collection of six sets of data, acting as a flat database, that contain information about calendars, periods, workstation descriptions, JCL variable tables, application descriptions, and operator instructions.