HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Workload scheduling rules scenario

The following scenario shows how run cycle groups add additional flexibility to define when your workload is scheduled to run.

A run cycle group is a distinct database object and the same run cycle group can be reused in different job streams, avoiding the necessity of having multiple run cycles definitions to have the same scheduling rules.

Run cycle groups are especially useful when you need to identify the days when a job stream would normally be scheduled to run, but for some reason it is not required to run so it can be “excluded”. Run cycles are organized in subsets within the run cycle groups so that the exclusive run cycles are applied against the positive occurrences generated by the run cycles belonging to the same subset.

In addition to specifying inclusive and exclusive run cycles, you can also specify a positive or negative offset on a run cycle group.