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8.1 Global options parameters
Global options exist only on the master and backup master and affect how the
plan (Symphony) is created. Global options replace the globalopts file in the
previous releases of Tivoli Workload Scheduler. You can set global options using
the optman command. Note that although optman command can be run from
anywhere with a connection to the database, it is used by the planning processes
to create the Symphony by the current master. To view the values of the global
options, use the following syntax:
optman ls
To show help information about an option, use the following syntax:
optman chg {optionName | optionShortName}
Here optionName or optionShortName is the option that you want to view.
To change the values of an option, use the following syntax:
optman chg {optionName | optionShortName} = value
Here optionName or optionShortName can be the options that are listed in the
following sections.
baseRecPrompt | bp
Specify the maximum number of prompts that can be displayed to the operator
after a job abend occurs. The default value is 1000.
carryStates | cs
This is an option that affects how the stageman command manages jobs in
carried forward job streams. This option’s setting determines the jobs (based on
their state) that are to be included in job streams that are carried forward. For
carryStates='abend exec hold'
In this case, all of the jobs that are in the abend, exec, or hold states are included
in the carried forward job streams. The default setting is:
This means that all of the jobs are included regardless of their states.
Notes: Most of the options require that you run JnextPlan before they take
effect. When it is not necessary, it is indicated in the option description.
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Table 8-1 lists the valid internal job states.
Table 8-1 Valid internal job states
An empty list is entered as follows:
The default value is null.
companyName | cn
This is your company's name. The maximum length is 40 characters. If the name
contains spaces, enclose it in quotation marks (“”). If you use the
Japanese-Katakana language set, always enclose the name within single or
double quotation marks.
enCarryForward | cf
This is an option that affects how the stageman command carries forward job
streams. Its setting determines whether or not job streams that did not complete
are carried forward from the previous to the new production plan. The available
settings for enCarryForward are yes, no, and all. The default setting is all.
enCentSec | ts
Define how the security file is used within the network.
abend abenp add done Exec fail
hold intro pend ready Rjob sched
skel succ succp susp Wait waitd
Important: The default value for this option was “yes” in versions earlier than
8.3. That is, uncompleted job streams are carried forward only if the Carry
Forward option is enabled in the job stream definition. This default option is
changed to “all” in Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3. That is, uncompleted job
streams are carried forward, regardless of the value of the Carry Forward
option in the job stream definition.
It is also important to note that even if the new default is all, the migration of
globalopts preserves the old value that the user has defined in the previous
Note: Centralized security is not relevant to an end-to-end scheduling

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