An example of the batch job investigate screen is shown below:

Batch job investigate screen

Key areas of the screen

The key areas of the investigate screen for batch jobs are:

Multi-step batch jobs

If a batch job has multiple steps defined, then each step will be shown in the “Script Steps” grid and each step can be selected.

Batch job log

The logs of the batch job are now displayed in a grid which can be filtered by message class and message type. Note that batch job logs are common for all steps if the batch job has more than one step in its definition.

Batch job header

The header definition of the batch job step is available in the “Header”. This contains information such as when the batch job was scheduled to run in the recording and when it ran in the playback. For multi-step batch jobs, you can select each step and the header is specific to that step.

Batch job spool

Version 2.21 now captures the spool during the recording and the playback. You will not be able to see the spool output until the playback is finished completely as the spool contents are retrieved during a post-processing step. Similarly, the batch job spools are not retrieved until the recording is switched off. Spool content is currently not compared between the recording and playback. They are there to support the user in their investigation of batch job failures.


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