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Breakpoint on the job in 'Waiting for Preconditions' status

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Article ID: 237993

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Products

CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

Question:

If the job within the workflow goes to ‘Waiting for Preconditions’ status, you are unable to set a breakpoint on the job. Is that by-design?

Cause

By-design

Environment

Release : 12.2.X, 12.3.X, 21

Component : AUTOMATION ENGINE

Resolution

Answer:

This is behavior by design as the condition check is timer-based, and there is no such functionality to interrupt this timer.

With that said, there is an easy way to set a break point on such a task:

1) Go to the workflow monitor, select 'workflow action', select 'modify workflow'

2) On the task, select 'modify', and select 'ignore preconditions' 

3) On the task, select 'modify', and select 'set breakpoint'

4) workflow action, select 'apply modification', and choose 'switch and go'