Monitoring job status
In the navigation pane, choose My Jobs to obtain information about scheduled or completed jobs. For an administrator, all jobs are visible. For a user, only a job that the user schedules is visible.
Information Console groups job processing into five phases, represented by a set of categories. As a job progresses from one phase to another, the job name appears in the next category. Users and administrators have access to the same five categories, but the available options in each category differ. For example, administrators have access to an Advanced Jobs view that provides additional options to monitor scheduled jobs. Users only have access to basic information. Table 3‑13 describes the available Jobs categories.
Table 3‑13 Jobs categories
Jobs category
Jobs that will run at a later date
Waiting for Event
Jobs that will run after a system event
Jobs that are in the process queue
Jobs that are running
Jobs that have run
Information Console sends a job completion notice to My Jobs—Completed after a scheduled job runs. A user submitting a job selects whether Information Console sends a completion or failure notice to other users. The notice is visible using Notifications. If the job is successful, Information Console includes a link to the output document in the completion notice, as shown in Figure 3‑23. If the user deletes the output document in the folder location where the scheduled job saved the document, Information Console also deletes the link to the document from the completion notice on JobsCompleted. Information Console does not delete any other part of the completion notice.
Figure 3‑23 Viewing job completion notices on My Jobs—Completed
Using the available job monitoring options
My Jobs displays basic information about the status of jobs. Users can delete scheduled jobs, cancel running jobs, and open or delete completed jobs. In My Jobs, select the job you want to modify. Then select the action to perform.
Table 3‑14 describes the options available to users in all categories in My Jobs.
Table 3‑14 Job monitoring options
Document Pages
Number of pages in the output document.
Event Name
Name the user gives to the event that triggers job execution.
Date and time the job finished.
Job Name
By default, the name of the design being run. Alternatively, a job name the user specifies.
Report Name
Name of the design being run.
Succeeded or failed.
Date and time the job started.
Date and time the user submitted the job.
Event Parameter
Identifies the event criteria Information Console uses to determine whether to trigger job execution. For example, if Event Type is File Event and Event Parameter is a file name, Information Console executes the job when iHub detects that the file that Event Parameter specifies has been created.
Event Status
Status of the state between Information Console and the event that triggers job execution. Possible states are:
Information Console did not start monitoring the system for the event.
While monitoring the system for event criteria that triggers job execution, Information Console has not found matching criteria.
Information Console found matching event criteria and executed the job.
Information Console did not find matching event criteria within the polling interval or a user canceled the job.
Event Type
Can be one of the following:
*File Event
Information Console runs the job when a file the user specifies is created.
*Job Event
Information Console runs the job when another job the user specifies succeeds or fails. The user specifies whether job event success or failure triggers execution of the job being scheduled.
*Custom Event
Information Console runs the job when a web service the user specifies returns a signal to Information Console.