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Graphical views in the plan

You can use these views to monitor the progress of your job streams in the plan from a graphical map.

You can also take several actions on the objects displayed in the view. Almost all of the actions and information available in the traditional views resulting from Monitor queries are also graphically available from these views.

All of the views provide a toolbar that you can use to act upon the views and the objects displayed. For more information about the actions available from the toolbar, see the specific panel help.

You can also export the displayed graphic to either a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file or a Portable Network Graphics (PNG) file . In these formats, vector-based images can be scaled indefinitely without degrading the quality of the image.

The graphical views contain a combination of textual (tooltips, labels) and visual elements (icons, colors, shapes, progress bar). See the following representations of the graphical elements in the views and what each represents:
Table 1. Graphical representation of scheduling objects
Object Shape Icon
rectangle representing a job
In the Workload Designer, the job is represented by this icon: icon representing a job. In the plan, this icon is replaced with the icon representing the status of the job, see Table 2. If the job has a deadline set, then the deadline is visible in the lower-left corner of the job shape. An icon in the lower-left corner indicates if a job is time-dependent.
Job stream
Workload Designer Graphical View
shape representing job stream
Job Stream View
shape representing job stream in the job stream view
Plan View
shape representing job stream in the plan view
In the Workload Designer, the job stream is represented by this icon: icon representing job stream. In the plan, the job stream is represented as a container containing jobs.
shape representing prompt
prompt dependency icon
shape representing resource
resource dependency icon
shape representing file
file dependency icon
Internetwork dependency
shape representing internetwork dependency
internetwork dependency icon
arrow representing a dependency
Conditional dependency
shape representing conditional dependency
Join dependency
graphical representation of a joined dependency
icon representing a join
Table 2. Graphical representation of statuses
Status Icon Color
Blocked icon representing a blocked status Red
Error icon representing error status
Running icon representing running status Blue
Successful icon representing successful status Green
Canceled icon representing canceled status Grey
Suppressed icon representing suppressed state
Held icon representing held status Light grey
Undecided icon representing undecided status
Waiting icon representing waiting status
Ready status icon for ready state
Table 3. Quick actions on scheduling objects
Icon Description
Delete icon Remove the selected object from the view. Use it, for example, to remove a job from a job stream or a dependency from a job. The removal becomes effective only when you save the object.
Duplicate icon Duplicate object. Available in the Workload Designer graphical view only.
Create dependency icon Create a dependency. Click the icon, click an object, and then draw a line to the job stream or to the job that represents the depending object. The lines are drawn from the dependency to the depending object.
Delete dependency icon Remove all the dependencies of the object. Available in the Workload Designer graphical view only.
Job log icon View the job log. Not available in the Workload Designer graphical view.
Rerun job icon Rerun job. Not available in the Workload Designer graphical view.
Properties icon View the properties. Not available in the Workload Designer graphical view.
Load successors icon Load successors. Not available in the Workload Designer graphical view.
Release dependency icon Release dependency. Not available in the Workload Designer graphical view.
Actions icon Open the actions menu which can also be accessed by right-clicking an object. Not available in the Workload Designer graphical view.
The following graphical views are currently available in the plan:

Plan View

Use this view to get an overall picture of your plan.

This view shows a collapsed plan; it shows only the job streams, hiding any jobs and internal dependencies. External dependencies, both at job and job stream levels, are shown as arrows between job streams. If a job stream has multiple dependencies on another job stream, these are shown as one single arrow.

The following is an example of the view:

Plan View

Start of changeBecause potentially a plan can contain a large number of job streams, by default the Plan View displays a limited number of objects. You can determine which job streams to display by specifying filtering criteria in the Show Plan View page before launching the view or from the toolbar within the view itself. End of change

Start of changeThe maximum number of job streams displayed by the Plan View is 1000. You can modify the default maximum number of job streams to display in the Plan View by modifying the planViewMaxJobstreams property in the TdwcGlobalSettings.xml global settings file for the Dynamic Workload Console.End of change

To launch the Plan View:
  1. From the portfolio, click: System Status and Health > Workload Monitoring > Show Plan View.
  2. Specify any filter criteria and then click Go.
Start of changeYou can take multiple actions on the job streams in the view by right-clicking them and choosing an option from the context menu such as the following:
  • Perform an action such as Cancel, Hold, Release, and add or remove a dependency.
  • Launch and display a job stream in the What-if analysis Gantt chart.
  • View the jobs in the job stream by launching the in context link to the Job Stream View.
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Job Stream View

This view displays a picture of the job stream with all its jobs and related dependencies. You can navigate through the displayed jobs and job streams, choosing the level of predecessors and successors to display. By default, this view displays all the objects in the job stream and the first-level of external predecessors.

You can open this view in the following ways:
  • From the table of results of a Monitor Jobs or Monitor Job Streams task, select an item and select Job Stream View from the toolbar.
  • From the Plan View, right-click a job stream and select Open > Job Stream View.

Use the Rename icon to change the name of the view. The Rename icon is displayed when you hover over the Job Stream View string.

The following is an example of a Job Stream View:
Job Stream View
The main elements in the Job Stream View are:
  • Jobs
    The status of the job is indicated by the color and the small icon in the header. See Table 2 for the various icons representing the status. Additional information available about the job include:
    • The deadline written in the lower-left of the rectangle representing the job.
    • An icon is displayed in the lower-left indicating if the job is time dependent.
    • The tooltip for the job indicates if the job is a critical job or a shadow job. Shadow jobs are jobs running locally that are used to map jobs running on the remote engine.

    Further details are available in the tooltip displayed when you click on the job.

    You can take multiple actions on the job by right-clicking it and choosing options from the context menu. The actions available depend on the selected engine and on the type of job. From this menu, you can view and print the job log and the job properties, or act on the job and its dependencies. You can also take actions on the job workstation or open the job and job stream definitions in the database to modify them.

  • Dependencies

    They are shown as boxes different from those used to represent jobs, connected to the depending objects by arrows that represent the dependency relationships. A joined conditional dependency instead is represented by the circle icon connected to the dependency arrows. To take actions on dependencies, you can right-click either the box or the arrow and choose an option from the context menu. Icons displayed in the box to the left describe the dependency type. Further details are available in the tooltip displayed when you click on the dependency. If dependencies within a job stream form a loop, this is highlighted in the view and a message appears, so that you can take the appropriate actions to resolve it.

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