Remote Task Manager Object (JOBQ)
Remote Task Manager objects monitor and control external processes (that is, non-Automation Engine operations).
Object class: Executable object
Object type/Short name: JOBQ
Default Object Templates (and subcategories):
PeopleSoft processes: PS > PROCESSREQUEST
All SAP jobs: R3 > ALLJOBS
Especially intercepted SAP: R3 > INTERCEPTEDJOBS
Java: R3 > JAVAJOBS
SAP process chains: PROCESSCHAINS
This topic provides information on the following:
This object allows you to display, start, cancel, intercept and monitor external operations, that is, operations that run on applications outside the Automation Engine.
In a Remote Task Manager object you collect the filter criteria that identify the external tasks that you want to control. The external processes that comply with those criteria are then displayed on the Tasks window of the Process Monitoring perspective as sub-tasks of the Remote Task Manager object (the hierarchical view must be activated for this purpose). Their object type is JOBD. For example:
As JOBQ objects deal exclusively with external transactions, they are no longer displayed in the Process Monitoring as soon as they have ended. Only canceled child tasks remain visible and can be deactivated.
For the Remote Task Manager to be able to control and keep track of processes that are independent of the Automation Engine, the following prerequisites must be met:
- The connection between the Automation Engine and the target PeopleSoft system is up and running.
A Login object is available that provides the necessary PeopleSoft credentials (username and password).
This Login object is specified in the
APPLICATION_LOGINkey available in the UC_HOSTCHAR_DEFAULT static variable contains. Its default value is
Whenever the Remote Task Manager requests data, this Login object is used in the background.
The UC_HOSTCHAR_DEFAULT static variable is supplied with client 0.
In the Child Post Process page you can add a script to be processed after the tasks returned by the JOBQ object have ended.