CA-7 Job Scheduler Complete Commands

CA-7 is a job scheduling / workflow automation software package sold by CA Technologies (formerly CA, Inc. and Computer Associates International, Inc.).

CA Automation tool

  • It is commonly used by banks and other large enterprises with IBM mainframe IT computing platforms.
  • In 1987, Computer Associates took ownership of the product when it acquired its archrival, UCCEL Corporation.
  • CA subsequently renamed it from UCC-7 to CA-7, as was done with product prefixes for UCC-1 (tape library management) and UCC-11 (batch job rerun/restart), etc.

How Jobs are Scheduled in CA-7 ( CA automation tool)

As jobs are scheduled by CA-7, messages indicating this are written to the browse data set.

  • These messages not only signify that the job has been scheduled, they also contain information about the job that is used by Tivoli(R)Business Systems Manager to identify and place the job in the database.
  • Chief among this information are SYSTEM, which indicates the application that the job belongs to, and the CA-7 job ID that identifies each specific occurrence of the job.
  • The SCHID is also used to distinguish multiple jobs with the same name and SYSTEM.

Note: The CA-7 design includes two SYSTEM fields. The one found in the SIRD-11 message is different from the one found in the prose command. Tivoli Business Systems Manager receives the data from the prose/SYSTEM field and places the job into the SCHEDULE identified by this field. The FJOB SYSTEM field is received from the CA-7 forecast file.

To resolve this problem, you need to implement a method to place the true Application ID into the SYSTEM field for all jobs.

After it is scheduled, a job awaits its designated start time or trigger event. When the start time or trigger event occurs, the job starts and another message indicating the start is written to the browse data set.

  • This message is captured and posted to the specific job.
  • If for some reason the job does not start at the designated start time or trigger event, a late message is issued and is captured through the exit code and posted to the job object.
  • If and when the job starts, the messages indicate either normal end of job (NEOJ), abnormal end of job (abend), or excessive run time, are issued and captured through exit SASSXX17, and posted to the job resource within the appropriate batch schedule set. Read CA-7 Complete Commands here.

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