Creating a Folder

This procedure describes how to create a folder in a WorkspaceClosed A working area in the Planning domain where you define and edit new jobs and SMART folders.. Attributes defined in a SMART folder are inherited by the sub-folder and jobs within a folder.


  1. From the Center Pane Toolbar, click Add Job and from the drop-down list, drag and drop a Folder into the Workspace.

    The Create New Folder pane appears.

  2. From the Folder Type drop-down list, select a SMART folder or a Regular folder, and click Create.

    To view folder attributes, see Folder General Attributes.

  3. From the Edit tab, select to define folder attributes, as follows:

  4. Do one of the following:

Folder General Attributes

The following table describes the General attributes for a folder:



Folder Type

Determines one of the following folder types:

  • Regular Folder: Enables you to collect and group jobs together. Jobs in a regular folder are processed independently of each other and according to the processing parameters defined. Definitions scheduled on the folder are not inherited by the sub-folder or jobs within the folder.

  • SMART Folder: Enables you to schedule criteria at folder level, which is then inherited by the jobs and sub-folders within the SMART folder. You can also define prerequisites and actions on a SMART folder. Scheduling criteria on the folder enables a single folder to represent all the jobs within the folder.

Default: SMART Folder

Folder Name

Defines the name of the folder.


  • Characters: 1–64 , z/OS: 1–8.

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Uppercase and lowercase Latin-1 special characters, blank spaces, ', $, /, *, ?, and " .

    z/OS: Non-English

  • To include an ( or ) (an open or close parenthesis), preceded it with a / (forward slash), as follows: /( or /).

  • If you rename a folder, note the following:

    • You must load all the jobs in a folder into the Workspace. You cannot rename a folder that is partially loaded.

    • The change is only on the folder name. The folder might run by an If-Action of another folder or job, or the folder name might be part of an event name. You need to update these attributes manually with the new folder name.

    • If you want to revert to the original folder name, you must unload the folder from the Workspace. Any other changes you make to the folder or jobs within the folder are also reverted.


Defines a free-text description of the folder.


  • Characters: 1–4000

  • Case Sensitive: Yes


Defines the name of the Control-M/Server that processes the folder.

Run Method

Determines the method for running the folder, as follows:

Run as

Defines the username that is authorized to execute the jobs in the folder.


  • Characters: 1–30 , z/OS: 1–8

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Uppercase and lowercase Latin-1 special characters, blank spaces, and '.


Defines a descriptive name for related job groups. The jobs in these groups do not have to run at the same time.


  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blank spaces and '.



Defines a logical name for the Sub-application.


  • Characters: 1–64

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blank spaces and '.


Site Standard

Defines the Site StandardClosed A set of rules that are relevant to your organization, are applied on the folder level, and determine how users must define folders and jobs. that is applied at folder level and applicable to all jobs within the folder. You can include rules, internal rules, and business parameters in a Site Standard, as described in Site Standards.


Determines variable types, names, and values, as described in Variables.


  • Characters: 1–40, z/OS: 1–66

  • Value: 1–4,000, z/OS: 1–66

  • Invalid Characters: Latin-1 special characters, uppercase and lowercase.

Created By

Defines the user who creates the folder.


  • Characters: 1–64

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blank spaces and '.


Determines the order that Control-M processes jobs. A higher priority forces Control-M to reserve resources from the Resource PoolClosed A type of quantifiable resource, which represents the total amount of resources from a physical or logical device that a job can access. to ensure that the folder is submitted as soon as possible.


Defines the location of the folder documentation.


Determines whether the folder documentation is stored in a file or URL, as follows:

  • URL: Saves the documentation in the URL that you define in the URL field.

    The format of the URL must start with: http://, https://, ftp://, or file://.

  • File: Saves the documentation in a file that you specify in the Doc Path and Doc File fields.

    Doc Path Rules:

    • Characters: 1–255 , iSeries (AS/400): 1–21

    • Case Sensitive: Yes

    Doc File Rules:

    • Characters: 1–64

    • Case Sensitive: Yes

    • Invalid Characters: Blank spaces and '.