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Use of Automic Variables in column field of BACKEND Variable not supported

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Article ID: 88195

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Products

CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

Error Message :
U01002525 Invalid format specification: : 'NAME:&SRC_FOLDER_FT_LENGTH2#(500)'.

The BACKEND variable executes a command on an operating system and supplies the results in the form of values that are shown in columns. The Variable object defines how the columns are split. You can enter several commands for various operating systems, system names, and versions in a variable. The correct command of the agent in question is automatically selected and executed when the variable is resolved.

When using a BACKEND variables in combination with a Time Event, the Event sets variables with PSET and triggers a BACKEND variable object with !PROCESS PANEL with a command line similar to this:

Command: cmd /c dir /S /B /O c:\temp*&ZEICHENZAHL#* Column: Column: NAME:&ZEICHENZAHL#(500)

The job will not start and will terminate with a FAULT_OTHER status and the following error message:
 
U01002525 Invalid format specification: : 'NAME::&ZEICHENZAHL#(500)'.

Cause

Cause type:
By design
Root Cause: The 'Column' Field in VARA BACKEND Objects does not support the use of AUTOMIC Variables.

Environment

OS: Citrix Netware
OS Version: N/A

Resolution

By design, &variables# are only resolved in the command column.  There is no variable resolution for the columns column.

For more information about the BACKEND variable see reference section below.

Reference

Automic Workload Automation 12.0 Documentation:
User Guide > Process Assembly Perspective > Defining Objects > Variables BACKEND

 

Fix Status: No Fix

Fix Version(s):
N/A

Additional Information

Workaround :
N/A