Creating a Sub-Folder

This procedure describes how to create a sub-folder in a WorkspaceClosedA working area in the Planning domain where you define new jobs and folders or edit existing jobs and folders. Sub-folders and jobs inherit the parameters that you define at folder level.

Begin

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

  2. From the drop-down list, drag and drop a further folder into the folder to create a sub-folder.

  3. From the Edit tab, define one or more of the following:

  4. Add a job to your folder, as described in Creating a Job.

Sub-folder General Parameters

The following table describes the General parameters for a sub-folder:

Parameter

Description

Folder Name

Defines the name of the folder.

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-64

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blanks, single quotation marks, $, /, *, ?, "

    The name of a job must be unique within each folder. The job cannot have the same name as the parent folder or sub-folder.

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

Description

Defines a description of the sub-folder using free text.

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-4000

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

Server

Defines the name of the Server that processes the sub-folder.

Run as

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

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-30

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blank, single quotation marks

Parent Folder

Defines the name of the parent folder.

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.

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 Control‑M user who created the sub-folder.

Rules:

  • Characters: 1-64

  • Case Sensitive: Yes

  • Invalid Characters: Blanks, single quotation marks

Documentation

Defines the location of the documentation of the folder.

Type

Determines whether the documentation for the sub-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

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 job is submitted as soon as possible.