Viewpoints

Viewpoints in the Monitoring domain enables you to display your job flows, view, and monitor jobs that are for a specific user, or jobs that have ended Not OK.

Viewpoints show in real-time the execution status of the batch production. Viewpoints can only be viewed by the user that created them and cannot be shared.

Using SLA Management you can monitor actual and estimated job executions and obtain an understanding of the jobs execution time information that enables you to control your active environment more efficiently. The monitoring Viewpoint can show you the jobs in a flow that have started or ended executing, or jobs that are scheduled to execute in a specific time frame.

For an interface description of a Viewpoint, see Viewpoint Navigation.

Creating a Viewpoint

This procedure describes how to create a Viewpoint and filter and group job attributes.

Begin

  1. From the Viewpoints tool bar, click Add Viewpoint.

    A Viewpoint pane appears.

  2. Add filters:

    1. Click Add/remove fields.

      The Add Fields section appears.

    2. Select the fields as required, as described in Viewpoint Fields.

    3. Click Done.

  3. Define the hierarchy in which the jobs appear by doing the following:

    1. Click Grouping to expand the hierarchical levels.

    2. Select an option from the Select drop-down list.

  4. Click Open.

    The Viewpoint is created.

  5. Click Save.

  6. In the Save Viewpoint dialog box, type a name and description of the viewpoint and click Save.

Viewpoint Fields

The following table describes the viewpoint fields when creating or editing a viewpoint.

Field

Description

Folder Name

Defines the name of the folderClosedA container of jobs and sub-folders that passes its definitions to the included jobs and sub-folders that holds the job.

Application

Defines the ApplicationClosedA job attribute that provides a logical name for sorting groups of jobs, which you can use to search and update jobs defined for the job.

Sub Application

Defines the sub-applicationClosedA job attribute that provides a logical name for sorting groups of jobs within an application, which you can use to search and update jobs defined for the job.

Job Name

Defines the name of the job.

Description

Defines the job description.

Job Type

Defines the job typeClosedThe type of the job, such as OS that executes on the operating system level, or the job types that run on third-party application, such as AWS, Azure, and Databases, such as OS job or SAP job.

Run as

Identifies the user name who is authorized to execute the job.

File Name

Indicates the file name of the script

File Path

Defines the location of the file that contains the script.

Host

Defines the computer where the job is executed.

Host Group

Defines a collection of host computers which enables you to define and execute jobs on any of the computers within the host group.

Critical

Determines whether the job is a critical-path job, which ensures priority resource allocation.

Cyclic

Indicates that the job is set to execute cyclicallyClosedA folder or job that executes multiple times in one run, at a specific interval or specific times, or according to a specific sequence of intervals.

Included in an SLA (BIM)

Includes jobs that belong to an SLA Management ServiceClosedA service that enables you to monitor critical job flows for potential delays and failures.

Rule-Based Calendar

Determines a Rule-Based CalendarClosedA type of calendar with multiple sets of scheduling criteria, including a confirmation calendar and activity period, which you can base on another calendar.

Job Status

Determines whether to search for jobs that Ended OK, Not OK, or both.

Run Date

Shows the date that the job executed.

Execution Time

Shows the number of seconds that it takes to execute the job.

Run ID

Shows the run IDClosedThe ID code of the run of a folder, sub-folder, or job number.

Folder Held

Determines which Folder is in a holdClosedA job action that stops the job from executing or pauses a job that has already started executing status.

Held

Determines which job is in a hold status.

Include deleted jobs

Shows deleted jobs in the viewpoint.

Resource Pools

Specifies 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 and for each job the quantity required/used by that job.

Lock resources

Specifies whether the job requires exclusive or shared access to the Lock ResourceClosedA type of resource that controls the flow of the workflow, which represents a physical or logical device that a folder, sub-folder, or job can access exclusively or share.

Wait For event name

Specifies the name of the Wait For eventClosedAn entity that creates a sequence relationship between jobs by enabling the successor job to execute after the predecessor job has executed.

Wait For event date

Shows the date of the Wait For event in mmdd format.

Event name

Specifies the name of the Add/Delete event.

Event date

Shows the date of the Add/Delete event in mmdd format.

Creating a Historical Viewpoint

This procedure describes how to create a historical Viewpoint using a previous date and review the job data from that date.

Begin

  1. From the Viewpoints window, select the viewpoint that you want to view.

  2. From the Viewpoints toolbar, click History.

    A Calendar box appears.

  3. In the date section, click the date you want to search.

    The viewpoint appears.

    You can edit the viewpoint fields by clicking Edit Viewpoint.