IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS 9.3 – An easy way to get operation's Successors in the Database before loading it in the plan.
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A common need, coming from customers, is the possibility to list operation’s Successors in the Database, as it happens in the Current Plan (after the operation is loaded in the plan). At moment, through TWSz ISPF Dialogs, it is possible to access only to Predecessor list for operations in the Database.
The new interface of IBM Workload Scheduler 9.3 (the Workload Automation Programming Language - WAPL) allows to easily get over this limitation in TWSz, giving the possibility to see successors to a job in the database, including external ones.
Through such a WAPL JCL, it is possible to list the characteristics of RAFJOB job belonging to the APPLWAPL application:
In particular it is possible to list both, internal and external successors.
The result can be in Batch Loader–like format as follows, if you choose STYLE(LOADER) option:
Or you can choose a different option, STYLE(TEXT), to get the following format:
Finally, you can also enquire for RAFJOB related to ALL the application where it is contained: