• Subject: Re: Automation of Month-end Close
  • From: "Wendy DeCair" <whdecair@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 10:10:58 -0400

Hi
If any one wants to use robot to schedule full client server batch jobs give
me a shout off line at whdecair@countryfresh.com.
I figured out how to capture the lda and parms with a simple cl program and
quick recompile of the sys501c in docalib to use robot start learn.
wendy

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Chartrand <MarcC@eicon.com>
To: 'BPCS-L@midrange.com' <BPCS-L@midrange.com>
Date: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 7:21 PM
Subject: RE: Automation of Month-end Close


>We are basically in the process of doing so at the moment.
>Our month end is a mixture of AS/400 RPG based programs and Crystal Seagate
>info reports. Essentially we use ROBOT to schedule all the AS/400 jobs. It
>is a lot of hard work to actually schedule the client/server program as it
>usually means we have to decipher the AS/SET code to get the right
>parameters loaded in the LDA. Since most programs need date parameters, we
>have written an RPG that provides the start date and end date of a given
>period and use a special file that contains the period for which the month
>end is being run. The dates are retrieved in GPL based on the period. We
use
>a similar mechanism to feed dates to our Seagate reports.
>
>As far as synchronization of the Seagate Info and Robot jobs is concerned
we
>essentially use semaphore files that the Seagate Info server is polling.
>Once it has done its part, it changes the value of the semaphore file to
>reflect the status change. Robot has jobs waiting on these value and can
>simply restart the month-end process.
>
>We have not yet reached a stage where all the jobs are run automatically
but
>we intend to do so for the next month-end.
>
>Marc Chartrand
>Eicon Technology
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Wayne Sheehan [mailto:wayne.sheehan@powerbar.com]
>Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 10:05 PM
>To: BPCS-L@midrange.com
>Subject: RE: Automation of Month-end Close
>
>
>Has anyone designed or developed a process to automate the BPCS month-end
>processes?
>   We are on 6.004 in a HP/Unix environment and looking for a more
efficient
>manner for completing
>   the month-end jobs without having someone to have to execute each one
>manually.
>
>   Wayne Sheehan
>
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