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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

  1. In the Reconciliation console, click Create Job or open an existing reconciliation job. 
    See Creating and editing a customized reconciliation job.
  2. In the Activities area, click New.
  3. For Type, select Execute.
  4. 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.

  5. For Job to Execute, select an existing reconciliation job.
  6. To save the activity, click Done.

You can add multiple activities along with the execute activity and assign a sequence for all the activities.

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