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Are you familiar with the Named Pool variables introduced in version 9? They give you an easy way to share information between jobs by extracting data from a job output and passing it to other jobs.  Using them can dramatically increases flexibility when creating jobs with new options for your job flow.

 

To learn more about Named Pool variables and how to use them, join us for a Connect with Control-M live webinar on Wednesday, March 29th  where Martin De Castongrene will demonstrate:

 

Different Variable Types

Named Pool vs SMART Folder variables

•     Sharing information between jobs

 

This is the link on YouTube for the recorded session:

 

Connect with Control-M: Named Pool Variables in Control-M 9 - YouTube

 

Here is the Q&A for this webinar (Connect With Control-M: Named Pool Variables in Control-M 9)

 

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Q: Are named pool variables available for the mainframe?

A: Yes, they are stored in IOAVAR.

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Q: What would variables in LIBMEMSYM be considered?

A: Variables defined with the LIBMEMSYM would be local variables to the job.

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Q: Is there a way to share variables across datacenters? What about MF and distributed?

A: The LIBMEMSYM

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Q: Will variables of any type appear to the Agent as environment variables, or only the local job ones?

A: Variables can be passed to the Agent by the use of the

   VARIABLE_INC_SEC configuration parameter defined in the Control-M Server config.dat.

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Q: Named pool variables can be accessed by all jobs even if the jobs are located in different Datacenters?

A: Named pool variables a contained to a single Datacenter.

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Q: Can these Named Pool variables be used in any Control-M version?

A: Support for Named Pool variables was added in the Version 9 of the Control-M Server and Control-M Enterprise Manager.

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Q: Is there a limit with the variables that can be defined in a pool?

A: No.

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Q: Is there any performance impact based on the number of named pool variables defined?

A: If a large number of Named Pool or any variables are sent the Agents there can be an impact.

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Q: Are Named Pool and Smart Folder Variables case sensitive?

A: Yes.

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Q: How do I clean the variables after defining them?

A: You can use the ctmvar command to delete them or set the value.

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