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The Job Catalog

The Job Catalog is a self-service application accessed through the UNF Administrative Applications.  Any “jobs” that are produced by ITS are entered here.  It is available to the general public in order for them to know what types of jobs are available; as well as, understanding the parameters of the job and whether or not there is any output.  

Job Name

The “Job Name” must follow the naming standards set forth in the Procedures Manual.  The first letter is a W; the second letter is the system; and the third letter is a subsystem.  Then the last four are digits.  This is a required field.  

 

Job Title

The “Job Title” should be a brief but meaningful description of the job.  The “Job Title” should match what is defined in AppWorx as well as in Banner.  Keep in mind the various lengths of these fields when naming your jobs.  This is a required field.  

 

Analyst

This will be the ”Analyst” that wrote the job.  This is a required field.  

 

Backup

This is the analyst who is the backup for the job.  

 

AppWorx

Select the “AppWorx” check box if this job will be used in AppWorx.  Either the AppWorx or Banner check box must be checked. 

 

Banner

Select the “Banner” check box if this is a Banner job to be run via Banner Job Submission.  Either the AppWorx or Banner check box must be checked.  

 

Last Update

The date the Job Catalog entry was last updated.  This is populated automatically. 

 

System

This is the Banner system for the job. This is populated automatically. 

 

Module

This is the Banner subsystem for the job. This is populated automatically. 

 

Active

Select the “Active” check box when the job has been moved to production and is ready to be used. 

 

Update Data

Select the “Update Data” check box if the job actually updates any data (Banner or internal). 

 

Parameters

Add Parameter Button

The “Add Parameter” button is used to add parameters manually.  These are the parameters that are defined in Banner (GJAPDEF).

 

Pull Out Parameters from Banner

The “Pull Out Parameters from Banner” button is used to extract the parameters that have been entered via GJAPDEF into the Job Catalog.  Once the parameters have been extracted from Banner, then they can be modified in the Job Catalog.  If they are modified in the Job Catalog, the change is NOT reflected in Banner.

 

Name

The ”Name” field is the name of the parameter.

 

Description

The “Description” field is the same as the Help field in GJAPDEF.  This is the information that displays in the Help line in Banner Job Submission.

 

Format

The “Format” is the Type and Length of the parameter from GJAPDEF.

 

Required

The “Required” checkbox is checked if the “Required” radio button is selected on GJAPDEF.  In order to delete a parameter, you can just delete the data in each field, then select “Update”. 

 

Description

The “Description” should be a thorough explanation of the job, parameters, and any output.  This is the description that the general public sees.  This is a required field.

 

Internal Description

The “Internal Description” is additional technical information.  Include the name of the package and procedure that are called to execute this job.  You may want to include any tables and descriptions that were created to support this job. 

 

Dependency

The “Dependency” is to reference another job that may need to run prior to running this job.  It may also be instructions about when it is appropriate to run this job.  It may be that this job should not be run on a certain day of the month. 

 

Schedule

The “Schedule” refers to the schedule defined in an AppWorx chain.

 

Day

Select the check box for the day or days that the job is run.

 

Frequency

Select the radio button that describes the frequency with which the job is run.  Select “Other” and provide a description if the frequency is not one of the choices listed.

 

Time

Input the time of day that the job is run.

 

Note

Add any additional notes that you feel are necessary to fully describe the AppWorx schedule.

 

Output           

Download

Select the “Download” check box if the job delivers a file to the user’s directory.  

 

Report

Select the “Report” check box if the job produces formatted output that is available through Job Submission.

 

Email

Select the “Email” check box if the job sends an email.

 

FTP

Select the “FTP” check box if the job creates a file and sends it to some other location (i.e. not a user’s directory).                    

 

File     

Select the “File” check box if the job creates a file that is not sent to the user’s directory. 

 

Source

The “Source” should be the name of the program that is executed.  This will normally be the sql, shl, or other executable file. 

 

Chain

Add Chain

Select the “Add Chain” button to input the name of a chain in AppWorx that runs this job.  You can add as many chains as necessary.           

In order to delete a chain, you can just delete the data in each field, then select “Update”.