Maintaining Active Job Networks


Available Functions: Network Active

Start of instruction setTo list all functions available for a Network Active node

Start of instruction setTo list all functions available for a Network Active instance

Listing Active Job Networks

Start of instruction set To list all active job networks of an owner

  1. In the object workspace, select the Network Active node of an owner.

  2. From the context menu, choose List.

    Or:
    Press F8.

    An Active Network List window like the example below opens:

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This section covers the following topics:

Columns: Active Job Networks

The following table explains the column headings for the data listed in the Active Network List window:

Field Description
Runs  Depending on your choice as described in Selecting a Range of Networks to be Listed and the Number of Active Runs Display Mode :

The current number of active runs of this network. If there are more than 999 runs >999 is shown.

or

An asterisk (*) which in this column indicates that one or more active job runs exist for the network.

Network  Network name.
Node  Execution node specified for the network as the default for its jobs.
Description  Short description of network as defined in the job network definition on the master database.

Deactivating Active Job Networks

There are several ways of preventing or interrupting the execution of an active job network. These are described in the following section.

Deactivation User Rights (Profile Settings)

Deactivation requires active job deletion user rights and either network master deletion rights or network activation rights. See User Definitions and Profile Settings in the Administration documentation.

Deactivating Active Runs for a Network

If you wish to prevent Entire Operations from submitting active jobs for a network, you can deactivate a network before the first job run is performed.

Start of instruction setTo deactivate single or multiple active runs

  1. In the object workspace, select an Active Run and choose Deactivate from the context menu.

    A confirmation dialog like the example below opens:

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  2. Choose Yes.

    The currently selected active run is deactivated.

Start of instruction setTo deactivate multiple active runs

  1. In the object workspace, select an Active Run node and choose List from the context menu.

    An Active Run List window opens with a table of all active runs.

  2. Select multiple active runs and choose Deactivate from the table's context menu.

    In the confirmation dialog that opens, choose Yes to deactivate one active run after the other, or choose Yes to All to delete all active runs at once.

Deactivating all Networks

The system administrator can stop the Entire Operations Monitor to halt the execution of all job networks. Jobs currently being executed continue until normal termination, unless they are explicitly cancelled from the operating system.

Stopping a Running Network

To interrupt a running network, add an input condition, e.g. WAIT-HERE, for the job before which the network is to stop running, and ensure that it will not be set. For more information, see Adding an Active Condition.

To restart the network at the point of interruption, you can manually set the input condition, or remove it from the active job definition (see Displaying and Modifying an Active Job Definition).

Viewing the Execution History of an Active Network

Start of instruction setTo view the history of a Network Active instance

  1. In the object workspace, select a Network Active instance and choose History from the context menu.

    A History Network Active window opens for the selected network. This window corresponds to the History Network Master window described in Displaying the Network Execution History in the section Schedule Maintenance.

  2. In the calendar, click on the scheduled date for which you want to view the history data.

    If history data exists for the selected network and date, execution information on all network starts is contained in the right-hand table columns of the window. The columns are explained in Columns: Network History in the section Schedule Maintenance.

Maintaining Active Runs

An active run is identified by owner, network and run number. Run numbers are unique per network. If a single job is activated, it will get a run number of the network to which it belongs.

Note:
You can maintain active runs from either the Active Run node under Network Active or the Active Run node under Network Master. Both nodes control the same active runs. If you use both nodes to change active runs during a session, consider refreshing them manually to make sure that you view the latest status.

This section covers the following topics

Available Functions: Active Run

Start of instruction setTo list all functions available for an Active Run node

Start of instruction setTo list all functions available for an Active Run instance

Using Filter Criteria to List Active Runs in a Network

Start of instruction setTo filter active runs

  1. Select an Active Run node and choose Filter from the context menu.

    A Filter Active Run window like the example below opens:

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  2. In the Show last input field, enter the number of latest active runs you want to view.

    Or:
    Remove the mark from the Show last check box and enter the range of run numbers you want to view in the Active Run from/to input fields (default is 1 to 99999). The most recent run number is indicated for orientation.

  3. In addition, you can mark the Hide planned runs check box to hide planned runs from the display list.

You can set default values for an active run filter in your user profile by using the Filter option (see the Administration documentation).

For information on naming a filter, see Filtering Objects.

Viewing a Network Diagram

Diagrams are provided for network masters and active networks. In case of active networks, they can be used to define an active run within a network and to monitor the progress within the network.

Start of instruction setTo view a network diagram

  1. In the object workspace, select an instance of Active Run and choose Diagram from the context menu.

    Or:
    In the object workspace, select an instance of Job Active and choose Network Diagram.

  2. Open the context menu and choose Diagram or Network Diagram, respectively.

    A Diagram Active Run window with a network diagram opens like the example shown in the Network Maintenance section.

    Here you can see all network components available for the currently selected Active Run in a graphical view.

    For explanations of the symbols used in the diagram and the functions provided, see Explanations of Diagram Symbols and Maintenance Functions for Diagrams in the section Network Maintenance.

Repeating an Active Run

Start of instruction setTo repeat an Active Run

  1. In the object workspace, select an instance of Active Run.

  2. Invoke the context menu and select Repeat.

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  3. You can adapt job time frames for the repetition.

    If you select this option, then the time frames are adapted as follows:

    Formula Example
    time delay = current time - old earliest start 13:00 - 9:00 = 4 hours
    new earliest start = current time 13:00
    new latest start = old latest start + time delay 17:00 + 4 hours = 21:00
    new deadline = old deadline + time delay 18:00 + 4 hours = 22:00
  4. Choose OK.

    The active run is repeated immediately.

Modifying the Latest Start Time for an Active Run

You can change the latest start time for all jobs of an active run where the active job status permits it. The latest start time may be changed for an active job that is not started or is already terminated.

Start of instruction setTo modify the latest start for an active run

  1. In the object workspace, select an instance of Active Run.

  2. Invoke the context menu and select Modify Latest Start.

    A window like the following opens:

    You may choose only one of two methods to modify the latest start time:

    • Set: Enter date and time values of new latest start;

    • Add: Enter days, hours and minutes that shall be added to the latest start time value of active job.

    The deadline value may get changed during this modification to ensure the following rule is honored: latest start time + estimated elapsed time <= Deadline.

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    All actions are logged in the Entire Operations log file.