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AKC03: Batch Job Flows & Processing Schedules

Description:

Documents the application’s batch jobs and the batch processing schedules. The flow within the batch job is documented for those jobs that are designated as critical or important. Provides the application support analyst a view of the batch processing jobs/flows (if available), dependencies and schedules. This helps the support analyst in fault identification and re-start points. It also provides a good understanding of the batch processing cycles.

Provides understanding of the structure and flow of batch jobs; describes files and databases passed or accessed by each job. Provides information such as:

  • Job JCL/Script Name
  • Brief Job Description
  • Schedule description (i.e.: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, On Request)
  • Jobs that must complete first or any other requirements
  • Jobs depending on the completion of the current job

How is it used?

Provides the application support analyst a view of the batch processing jobs/flows (if available) dependencies and schedules. This helps the support analyst in fault identification, re-start points and a good understanding of the batch processing cycles which are required for production and also batch job/program testing.

Why is it important?

(1) Batch jobs are the application components most prone to failure and most difficult to diagnos if their structure and timing requirements are not known.
(2) Provides understanding of the structure and flow of batch jobs; describes files and databases passed or accessed by each job.
(3) Provides the support analyst a roadmap to each of the critical batch job flows and the indivieual step dependencies and normal EOJ requiremants. Timing for the job, programs, DB/Files used, job fault indicator conditions, restart points.
(4) AKC03: Batch Job Flow content area provides information such as:

  • Job  Name
  • Brief Description of Job
  • Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, On Request
  • Jobs that must complete before this one or any other requirements that must occur
  • Jobs depending on the completion of this job
  • Programs, DB/Files used in the job
  • Normal EOJ conditions

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