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CA 7 Jobflow Illustrator:

Visualizing Your Workload


Barry Duncan
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Abstract

Ever wonder what would happen if you


added or deleted a job from the middle of
the current job flow? Ever wonder what the
entire job flow looks like? Or just a piece of
the flow? With data sets? With CA 7 Jobflow
Illustrator you don’t have to guess any
longer. Come and see for yourself what
Jobflow Illustrator can show you.

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Agenda

> Purpose of CA 7 Jobflow Illustrator


> Jobflow Illustrator Batch
> Jobflow Illustrator Online
> Using Jobflow Illustrator Online

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Purpose of CA 7 Jobflow Illustrator

> To give a graphical representation of a flow of CA 7 work,


including triggers and requirements
> Multiple selection criteria by system, job name, and
schedule ID
> Ability to add ad hoc jobs and data sets to workflow
> Enhanced performance to manage workflows effectively
with thousands of objects and connections
> Two Modes: Batch & Online

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Jobflow Illustrator Batch Outputs
> Flowchart
 Printed
 Written to file in print format
> Checkpoint file
 Archive
 Use as input later
– Can output a subset
 Use as baseline for simulation
> Comma Separated Value (CSV) file
 Can be used with Microsoft Visio®, Excel®

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PAGE 001.001
D------*-------+
|COMPANY.DAILY.|
|PAYME02
|
|
|
Sample Batch Flowchart
| |
|N=DS00000316 |
+------*-------+
|
|
|
|
*-----------------*-----------------*-----------------*
| | + +
|DTJ |DTJ +DRJ +DRJ
1>>>| 2>>>| + +
| | + +
J------*-------+ J------*-------+ J------*-------+ J------*-------+
| PAYME03/002 | | PAYME04/002 | PAYME03/002 PAYME04/002
|BEG=08028/0900| |BEG=08028/0901| 1>>>001.001 2>>>001.001
|END=08028/0901| |END=08028/0902|
| | | |
| | | |
+--------------+ +--------------+

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Batch Summary

> Use for thousands, tens of thousands of jobs and data


sets
> Very fast
> Can perform multiple commands in one run
> Classic (“old style”) output
 Up to 999 pages horizontally by 999 pages vertically

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JI Microsoft Visio Online Option
> Optional add-in to Microsoft Visio 2003 *
> Uses CCI gateway (CPS/SCHSRVR) to interface with CA 7
and Jobflow Illustrator process
> Availability
 Is not on r11.1 CA 7 distribution tape
 Downloadable from Support Connect only
 See the CA 7 Product Home Page

> * Microsoft Visio 2007 compatible version is currently


under development

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JI Online Outputs
> Online flowchart using Microsoft Visio
 Rendition slows as number of elements increases
 Practical limit of about 1000 jobs, fewer is better
> Checkpoint file on mainframe
 Archive
 Use as input later
– Can output a subset
 Use for simulation with Add and Delete Panels
> CSV file on PC
> Flow saved as a Web Page
> Flow published to Word Document

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System Requirements - PC
> Pentium 233 MHz or higher processor; much better is
recommended

> 512 MB RAM (more recommended), 20 MB disk space

> Microsoft Windows® 2000 SP3 or higher or


Windows XP SP2 or higher

> Microsoft Visio 2003 (Standard or Professional) *

> Microsoft Word 2003 *

> Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1

> * Microsoft Office 2007 version in testing

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System Requirements - Mainframe

> *CA 7 Workload Automation r11.1


> *CA Common Product Services (CPS)
> *CA Common Services for z/OS (CCS)
> TCP/IP (IBM or Unicenter TCPaccess Communications Server)

*Available when ordering CA 7 Workload Automation r11.1

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JI Online Installation
> See the CA 7 Jobflow Illustrator Microsoft Visio Option Guide
 Chapter 2
– Mainframe TCP/IP gateway server started task configuration
(CPS/SCHSRVR*)
– CAIENF procedure customization
– SCHSRVR* profile data set definition and started task chores
 Chapter 3
– JI Online download/installation instructions
– CCI configuration
– Visio settings verification
– Optional JIutil utility verifies proper installation

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JI Online Option Initial View

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JI Online Option Project Panel

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JI Online Option Extract Panel

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Sample Online Flowchart

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JI Object Detail

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JI Online Option Add Panel

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JI Online Option Delete Panel

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JI Online Option Flowchart Panel

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JI Online Option Display Panel

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JI Online Option Custom Properties Box

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JI Online Option Total Connections Box

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JI Online Option Legend

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JI Online Option Highlighting a Connection

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Pan and Zoom Window Description
> Accessed from View menu

> Can float or can be docked

> Can remain open or can collapse

> Can be enlarged or shrunk

> Changing the size of the red box changes the zoom
magnification of the drawing page

> Moving the box in the window pans the drawing

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JI Online Option Pan and Zoom Window

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Save as a Web Page

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Full Version of Visio Required?
> Yes, for:
 Creating flows
 Modifying flows
 Saving flows and files

> No, for:


 Reading saved .vsd files (free Visio Viewer required –
obtain from Microsoft)
 Reading flows saved as web pages (web browser required)

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Summary

> Batch
 Use for thousands, tens of thousands of jobs, data sets
 Very fast
 Can perform multiple commands in one run
 Classic output

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Summary

> Online
 User friendly interface
 Flows can be saved and easily read by others
 Rendition slows as # of elements increases, with a
practical limit of about 1000 jobs
 Requires Visio, plus additional installation

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Questions?

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