The Question is:
If I have a queue running which re-submits itself every hour and I tried using
F$GETQUI to determine the time the job was completed (using
JOB_COMPLETION_TIME) but I get something like
COMPLETED: 17-NOV-1858 00:00:00.00
My objective is to get the time the job was completed on each hour. Apparently,
F$GETQUI cannot get this because the queue is resubmitted. Is there really a
way to get the job completion time even if the queue resubmits itself or do i
get this info instea
d from the log file created each time the job is ran?
The Answer is :
It sounds to me like the F$GETQUI is running against the current job,
not the previous job. Since the current job obviously hasn't yet
completed, a zero completion time (17-NOV-1858) is "reasonable".
If the job resubmits itself, why not pass the completion time of the
current job to the next job as a parameter?
$ ! note best practice for a resubmitting job is to do the resubmit at
$ ! the beginning of the job so that unexpected failures don't break the
$ ! chain. However, since we don't know the completion time yet,
$ ! we'll have to remember the entry number to change the parameter later
$ SUBMIT/AFTER="''F$TIME()+0-01:00" -
$ ! job code goes here
$ SET ENTRY 'NextJob' /PARAMETERS=("''Completed'")