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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 10, 2017

Add delay parameter to SBMJOB command

Please add a DELAY parameter to the SBMJOB command that would first delay the job for the specified number of seconds, then run the command in batch.

Use Case:

We have external systems that upload files to the IBM I for processing, and then have a need to deal with the output. This would allow those external systems to upload a file for processing and submit a remote command to run in 10 minutes, for example, to process the output after the file is consumed.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Apr 20, 2020

    Thank you for submitting this idea. While we agree it would be a nice option, it is lower priority and did not make the cut.

  • Guest
    May 23, 2018

    It would be useful when submitting jobs to batch so you could start a servicejob followed by start debug.

  • Guest
    Oct 10, 2017

    We already have Schedule date and time parameters on SBMJOB, which is similar to this request, although you would need to retrieve the current date and do your own calculation to add the delay time. Alternately, if calling SBMJOB from a CL program, you could use the DLYJOB function to delay the job for some number of seconds before issuing the SBMJOB command.

    While this request would be a nice option, I'm not sure it is high enough priority to make the cut for new enhancements.

  • Guest
    May 18, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Work Management and Messaging
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - CL (Control Language)
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Apr 4, 2017

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM addresses this requirement and view this as a low requirement. This is a new ease-of-use feature.

    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Feb 16, 2017

    This function is already available via the SCDDATE and SCDTIME parameters.