Mainview Total Object Manager: How do you schedule an task in Mainview Total Object Manager to bounce on the 3rd sunday of every month at 5pm.

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    PRODUCT:

    MainView AutoOPERATOR


    COMPONENT:

    MainView Total Object Manager



    QUESTION:

    How do you schedule an task in Mainview Total Object Manager to bounce on the 3rd sunday of every month at 5pm?


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    ANSWER:

    The Total Object Manager (TOM) product will not allow a user to use a schedule or calendar entry to include or exclude an object on an unusual period such as the third Sunday of the month.  Out of the box it can include or exclude on a day or date for a period.  Custom automation is needed to handle as situation such as bouncing an object on the third Sunday of the month.  
    Using REXX code running in the AutoOPERATOR PAS we can determine the date of the third Sunday of a given month.  The TOM API allows this REXX EXEC to update a calendar period entry with the date for the third Sunday.  This is not difficult or something that could potentially upset TOM’s ability to manage object availability.

    Attached to this KA are two documents:
     

    One contains a Word document that describes a solution that allows TOM to bounce an object on the third Sunday of the month along with all of the needed steps for implementation.
    File name Solution Instructions

      

    The second file contains an EXEC that is needed for the solution.
    File name Solution Exec

     


    Article Number:

    000238716


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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