Object Classes and Object Types

There are four object classes: executable, active, passive and system objects.

Executable Objects

These are objects that can be processed manually or through control mechanisms of superordinate objects. They experience the stages of activation, start and execution.

Symbol Object type Description
Event Object (EVNT)

Determines conditions and reaction to occurring conditions.

File Transfer Objects (JOBF) Exchanges files of any kind between systems and system platforms.
Job Group (JOBG) Executes sporadic tasks.
Job Object (JOBS) Determines the process steps to be executed in a target system.
Notification Object (CALL) Notifies an operator of an interruption in a task, the completion of which represents a necessary precondition for the execution of further tasks.
Remote Task Manager Object (JOBQ) Monitors and controls external jobs that were not started by your system.
Schedule Objects (JSCH) Starts executable objects at regular intervals.
Script Object (SCRI) Contains processing instructions that are not processed on a target system and implemented exclusively with script elements.
Workflow Definition — Overview Compiles single tasks for combined execution via defined conditions and dependencies.

Active Objects

Active objects contents can be modified manually or while processing an executable object.

Symbol Object type Description
Calendar Object (CALE)

Defines calendar days that can be considered as starting conditions when executing tasks.

Queue Object (QUEUE)

Defines the maximum number of parallel running tasks and the corresponding priority.

Sync Object (SYNC) Synchronizes executable objects on the basis of defined conditions and actions.
Variables (VARA) Stores values statically or retrieves them from a data source dynamically.

Passive Objects

Passive objects are objects whose contents are defined by the user. They are static. Their contents cannot be modified when processing an executable object but they are still used.

Symbol Object type Description
Code Table Object (CODE)

Defines a complete set of characters.

Dashboard Object (DASH)

Summarized view of objects, activities, execution data, etc. that is freely definable.

Documentation (DOCU) Administrates documentation that does not refer to a single object.
Filter Object (FILTER) Contains filter definitions for the contents of reports and external files.
Include Object (JOBI) Contains commonly used processing instructions from AE Script for shared use through objects.
Period Object (PERIOD) Used to further determine the "Execute Recurring" option available for executable objects.
PromptSet (PRPT) Input mask that can be assigned to executable objects and which reads user values during the activation process.
Storage Object (STORE) Central file storage (binary data).
StyleSheet Object (XSL) Formats XML reports.

System Objects

System objects serve to administer your system.

Symbol Object type Description
Agents (HOST) Enables the execution of jobs, file transfers, console and file-system events, thereby facilitating the processing of various operation steps in a target system.
Agent Groups (HOSTG) Combines agents and can be used to process tasks on one particular or several agents.
Agent Client Assignment Assigns agent rights to individual or all clients.
Client Objects (CLNT) Defines a fully self-contained environment for the execution of tasks within a system.
Connection Objects Contains connection parameters to an external target system.
Folder Object Folders are objects as well.
Login Object (LOGIN) Saves login data for agents.
Server Represents a server process.
Time Zone Object (TZ) Records values for the calculation of local time.
User Object (USER) Records the user login settings, assignments to user groups, folders and access rights.
UserGroup Object (USRG) Groups users in order to assign them identical authorizations.

Other Object Types

The following extra objects are available for the following object types:

Short form Object
C_HOSTG Container of an Agent group
C_PERIOD Container of a recurring task
JOBD Child tasks of SAP jobs