Running reconciliation jobs in a sequence by using the Execute activity
A configuration manager uses Execute activity to run multiple reconciliation jobs in a sequence.
Chris, the Configuration Manager at Calbro services, wants to run a reconciliation job with identification and merge activity for BMC.ADDM first and then run the Compare activity for BMC.ADDM dataset and BMC.ASSET dataset. A reconciliation job with with identification and merge activites already exists. Chris creates an Execute activity, adds the reconciliation job, and assigns a Sequence of 1. He then adds a Compare activity with the BMC.ADDM dataset and BMC.ASSET dataset and assigns a Sequence of 2.
Do not create an Execute activity to run a reconciliation job that holds the same Execute activity. This creates an endless loop.
Before you begin
Make sure that you have a reconciliation job that you want to use in the execute activity. See Creating a reconciliation job.
To add an existing reconciliation job to a new job
- In the Reconciliation console, click Create Job or open an existing reconciliation job.
See Creating and editing a customized reconciliation job.
- In the Activities area, click New.
- For Type, select Execute.
Enter the following information:
Type a unique name. The name must contain only those characters that the operating system of your server allows for file names. For example, on a windows server, your job name cannot contain the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > |.
Select a Namespace from the list. Only classes in the selected namespaces can participate in the activity. For more information, see Namespaces and reconciliation.
Active - runs the compare activity when the reconciliation job runs.
Inactive - Does not run the compare activity when the reconciliation job runs.
Continue on Error
Defines whether the job continues if the activity has an error.
Selected - The job continues to run even if an error occurs in this activity.
Cleared - The job terminates if an error occurs in this activity.
Specify the order that want this activity to run in relation to other activities in a job. For example, if this activity has a value of 2 it runs before an activity with a value of 3. The sequence can be from 0 to 1000.
- For Job to Execute, select an existing reconciliation job.
- To save the activity, click Done.
You can add multiple activities along with the execute activity and assign a sequence for all the activities.