CA WA job failing with Job failed. Exit code 2
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CA WA job failing with Job failed. Exit code 2


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CA Workload Automation AE - Business Agents (AutoSys) CA Workload Automation AE - System Agent (AutoSys) CA Workload Automation AE - Scheduler (AutoSys) Workload Automation Agent Autosys Workload Automation CA Workload Automation DE - System Agent (dSeries)


The command or script jobs fail on CA WA Agent.

Job failed. Exit code 2, Status: "The system cannot find the file specified."



Release : 11.3.6

Component : CA Workload Automation AE / CA Workload Automation DE / CA Workload Automation Agent


The CA WA Agent was not able to find the command or script in the PATH.


Check the PATH and make sure it includes the directory / folder to the command / script to be executed.

In Windows, login as the user defined in the job and in command prompt (CMD) enter:

echo %PATH%

Linux/UNIX, login as the user of the job and enter this command to check the path:

echo $PATH

If PATH cannot be updated, then put the entire path of command/script in the job.

Windows: C:\Some_Dir\mycommand.exe

Linux/UNIX :  /mydir/


Additional Information

Tip: It is always a good idea to enter the full path of the command in the job.  Use Manager / Scheduler level variables if the path can change or is relative.  The manager will resolve the variables to the path and then send the job to the WA Agent.