Job Group (JOBG)

A Job Group is a container for other objects. It helps you manage the execution of the individual objects it contains.

Object Definition

A Job Group definition is made up of the following pages:


In a Group you assemble individual objects that you want to execute collectively, either simultaneously or one after another. Job Groups can be stand-alone objects that you execute manually or you can insert them in Schedules or Workflows for execution.

Job Groups do not have object-specific pages since they are mere containers for other objects.

You assign an object to a Group on the Attributes page. The screenshot below is an example of how to assign an object to a Group; in this case, the Windows job is assigned to Job Group 52896.NI.GRUPPE:

The tasks included in a Group object are flagged as belonging to a group; when you execute the Group, it is displayed in the Process Monitoring perspective with status Active. The individual tasks in the group are in Registered status first, and Active then as soon as they are executed.

When you execute tasks that belong to a group from outside that group, their status remains as Registered. They are not executed unless the Group is started as well.

There are two exceptions to this rule, namely when the individual tasks are started by a Workflow or by a Schedule; in these cases, the Job Group setting in the object definition is ignored.

Important Considerations

The number of Max. Parallel Tasks that you allow in a Group object has important implications:

Next steps:

Executing the Object

Job Groups can be included in Schedule Objects (JSCH) and thus be executed automatically at predefined times and/or intervals. Likewise, they can be part of workflows (see Workflow Definition — Overview).

Of course, you can also manually execute, restart or stop them. For details see Executing Job Groups.

Monitoring the Job Group

Immediately after executing the Job Group you can start monitoring it in the Process Monitoring perspective. You have various options:

The Job Group Monitor provides detailed information on the processing status of the individual jobs and access the functions available for them. See Monitoring Job Groups.

Working with Tasks

In the Process Monitoring perspective you can then follow their progress and access the reports and statistical information associated to them. See Working with Tasks.

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