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JobScheduler orders and schedules contain the run-time element that specifiec the periods for execution. There could be two use cases:

Use Case 1: Pre-defined days, i.e. non-working days or holidays

To suppress execution on pre-defined non-working days or holidays you could create a holiday calender for all jobs in JobScheduler or for individual orders/jobs. This can be effected by adding the same holiday configuration as an include file to respecticve orders/schedules.

Use Case 2: Ad-hoc days processing should be suppressed

In some Ad-hoc use cases, pre-defined orders and schedules should be suppressed or should not execute and should resume their normal execution once "suppressed" time is passed.

There are two approaches to achieve this:

Approach 1: JOE: Add non-working days to order as a persistent change

Hint: Changes effected using JOE are persistent changes and will remain in effect after a JobScheduler restart.

1. Original Order without "holidays/non-working days" will run every day at 08:00 AM

2. Open JOE and add non-working days to order

3. Check run-time and make sure "suppress execution" is selected

4. Save order

Hint: The "suppress execution" option for holidays will not appear in the XML configuration as this is the default value.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<order  job_chain="execute_pf" id="daily">
    <run_time  let_run="no">
        <period  single_start="08:00"/>
        <holidays >
            <holiday  date="2014-05-17"/>
            <holiday  date="2014-05-18"/>

4. Deploy the updated order in JobSchedulers live folder

Approach 2: JOC: Add holidays to order as a non-persistent change

Hint: Any changes to orders from JOC are non-persistent and will be lost after a JobScheduler restart.

1. Right-click on the order menu then Set run time

2. Click on Run time editor

3. Click on Holidays

4. Add the required dates that any execution should be suppressed for

5. Check that the option "supress execution" is selected

6. Save the order, now the order XML representation should display the holidays element

7. Check start time using option show start time


If I enter 'Non-Working Days' values, do I need to change 'When Holiday' in my 'Run Time' entry from 'ignore holiday' to 'suppress execution'?

Yes, but since "suppress execution" when holidays is the default behavior for JobScheduler you will not see the corresponding xml tag in the order configuration.

I have not defined any global holidays, but are any pre-defined and would they cause an order to be suppressed on those days?

No, until you do not explicitly include a holiday calendar in your order/schedule there will not be any pre-defined holidays.


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