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Attempting to output a filelist using filelist variable that references another variable, causes object to get stuck in “Resolving the variable” status.


Article ID: 87416


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CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


Error Message :

When trying to list all the files using wildcards in a certain directory, the Filelist Variable gets stuck in a status of  “Resolving the variable”.

The variable may be referenced by another variable, which may add up to already existing files in one directory; therefore, resulting in a large number of files which are to be listed.


For example, VARA.STATIC.01 is referenced by VARA.FILELIST.LINUX variable that should list the files with the name "maria????.txt" in a certain directory. If there are a lot of files that need to be listed, the job that uses those variables would get stuck in “Resolving the variable” status for some time.


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Cause type:
Root Cause: When a Filelist Variable is listing a lot of files, it may take a long time to list all the files.


OS Version: N/A


When working with lots of files, it is recommended that you break them up and place them in different directories so that the variable does not have to list more than 6,000+ files at once.

As an example, putting the files in two different directories, 3,000 files in each, would make it quicker, and it would take much less time (a couple of seconds) to list it.

Fix Status: No Fix

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Additional Information

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