Creating a Folder

This procedure describes how to create a folder in a WorkspaceClosedA working area in the Planning domain where you define new jobs and folders or edit existing jobs and folders. Parameters defined at folder level are inherited by the sub-folder and jobs within a folder.

Begin

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

  2. .

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

  4. Do one of the following:

Folder General Attributes

The following table describes the General attributes for a folder:

Attribute

Description

Folder Name

Defines the name of the folder.

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-64

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Latin-1 special character letters (upper and lower case), blanks, single quote marks, $, /

    , *, ?, "

To include a parenthesis - ) or ( - precede it with a slash: /( or /)

Description

Defines a description of the folder in free text.

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-4000

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

Server

Defines the name of the Server that processes the folder.

Run Method

Determines the method for running the folder, as follows:

Run as

Defines the username with the authorization to execute the jobs in the folder.

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-30

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Latin-1 special character letters (upper and lower case), blanks, single quote marks

Application

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

Rules:

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blanks, single quote marks

Sub-application

Defines a logical name for the Sub-application.

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-64

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blanks, single quote marks

Application = Finance, and Sub-application = Payroll.

Site Standard

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

Variables

Determines the variable type, name, and value, as described in Variables.

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-40

  • Value: 1-4000

  • Invalid Characters : Latin-1 special character letters (upper and lower case)

Created By

Defines the user who creates the folder.

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-64

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blanks, single quote marks

Priority

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

Documentation

Defines the location of the documentation of the folder.

Type

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

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

    The format of the URL address must start with: http://, https://, ftp://, 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

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

Doc File Rules:

  • Characters: 1-64

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blanks, single quote marks