Allowed values and limitations for objects in Automic workload automation

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Article ID: 224250

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Products

CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

List of allowed values and limitations for objects in Automic workload automation

Cause

Configuration limitation

Environment

Release : 12.3.X

Component : AE

Resolution

Below is a list of Automation Engine limits.

Item

Limit

Allowed characters, etc.

Regular Expression

Object name

200 characters

A-Z, 0-9, ., _, -, @, #, $

(See also: Naming conventions)

^[A-Z0-9\._\-]{1,200}$

User object name

200 characters

Same as for object name, but with exactly one '/' character separating the user name and the department.

^[A-Z0-9\._\-/]{1,200}$

Task alias

200 characters

Same as for object name. Can be further limited by ALIAS_SPECIAL_CHARACTERS in UC_CLIENT_SETTINGS

^[A-Z0-9\._\-]{1,200}$

Object title

255 characters

Any character in the Latin1 character set

^.{1,255}$

Archive key 1

60 characters

Same as for object title

^[A-Z0-9\._\-]{0,60}$

Archive key 2

20 characters

Same as for object title

^[A-Z0-9\._\-]{0,20}$

Int. account

16 characters

Same as for object title

^[A-Z0-9\._\-]{0,16}$

Folder name

255 characters

Same as for object name

^[A-Z0-9\._\-]{1,255}$

Script variable name

32 characters

A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, $, @, §, #
 First character must not be a number or a $ symbol. Partially case-preserving, but not case-sensitive.

^\&[A-Za-z0-9_\[email protected]§#]{1,32}$

Object/prompt set variable name

32 characters

A-Z, 0-9, _, $, @, §, #
 First letter must not be a number. Not case sensitive.

^\&[A-Z][A-Z0-9_\[email protected]§#]{1,31}$

Script variable value

Unlimited

Allowed characters: Same as for object title
 
Length unlimited since v11.1

^.+$

Object variable value

Unlimited

Allowed characters: Same as for object title
 
Length unlimited since v11.1Multi-line text permitted since v11.1.

^.+$

Static VARA key

200 characters

Allowed characters: Same as for object title

^.{1,200}$

Static VARA value

Unlimited

Allowed characters: Same as for object title
 
Length unlimited since v11.1Multi-line text permitted since v11.1.

^.+$

Agent/Agent Group name

32 characters

A-Z, a-z, 0-9, ., _, -

^[A-Z0-9\._\-]{0,32}$

Client

4 decimal digits

0-9 (0 is reserved for the system client. 0001-9999 are available for normal clients.)

^[0-9]{4}$

System name

8 characters

A-Z, 0-9, _

^[A-Z,0-9,_]{8}$

Time zone

8 characters

?

 

Service Manager destination/phrase

16 characters

A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, -

The SMgr actually supports destination names up to 31 characters, but the Automation Engine and AWI have problems with names longer than 16 characters.

^[A-Z0-9_\-]{0,16}$

Run ID

2,147,483,647

The Automation Engine stores run IDs internally as 31-bit integers.

 

Tasks per workflow

Unlimited

Workflows with many tasks may cause high memory consumption & poor UI performance. (See the discussion on AE & AWI sizing.)

 

Levels of nested workflows

Unlimited

Was 16 prior to version 10.

 

Levels of nested JOBIs

5

See Includes (JOBI).

 

Levels of task recursion

9999
(Default: 16)

Adjust via MAX_NESTING_DEPTH in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS.

 

:PRINT line

1024 characters

Lines longer than 1024 characters are truncated at 1021 characters, and the last three characters are replaced with '...'.

 

Script lines per scripting tab

32,767 (2¹⁶-1)

See Process Pages in the AE documentation.

 

Generated JCL lines

1024

Can be increased if necessary by setting MAX_JCL_LINES job attribute.

 

Rows per static VARA

Unlimited

Limited only by the underlying database.

 

Characters in SQL VARA

4096

Applies to SQL, SQL, SEC_SQL, and SEC_SQLI VARA objects.

 

Rows returned by SQL VARA

500,000
 (Default: 200)

Adjust via SQLVAR_MAX_ROWS in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS.

 

Rows returned by BACKEND VARA

500,000
 (Default: 200)

Adjust via BACKENDVAR_MAX_ROWS in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS.

 

# of search results returned: objects

20,000

(Default: 5000)

Adjust via GENERIC_SEARCH_LIMIT  in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS.

 

# of search results returned: active tasks

20,000

(Default: 5000)

Adjust via GENERIC_ACTIVITIES_LIMIT  in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS.

 

# of search results displayed in the AWI: active tasks

Unknown

(Default: 500)

Adjust via COMBINED_ACTIVITIES_LIMIT  in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS.

This setting affects the AWI only, not the JUI or Java/REST APIs.

 

# of search results returned: statistical records

20,000

(Default: 5000)

Adjust via GENERIC_STATISTICS_LIMIT  in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS.

 

XML export/import: file size

30 MB

Can be further limited using MAX_IMPORT_SIZE system setting. Exporting/importing very large XML files may cause high memory consumption & poor UI performance. (See the discussion on AE & AWI sizing.)

 

XML export: # of objects

1,000,000

(Default: 1000)

Adjust via MAX_EXPORT_COUNT  in UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS.

 

 

Additional Information

The regular expressions included here can be used to programmatically validate adherence to the corresponding limits.

Sources:

  1. Naming conventions
  2. Common job attributes
  3. Static VARA
  4. ucsrv.ini
  5. UC_SYSTEM_SETTINGS