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  • 1.  How to configure job with multiple values for a single input parameter

    Posted 02-19-2020 02:43 PM
    We are trying to configure a job in Automic that functions as a Banner job with multiple values for the same input parameter.  For example:
    1MA   Address Hierarchy
    2BU  Address Hierarchy
    3BI  Address Hierarchy
    The Banner jobsub job (TGRFEED) processes through the list, based on the hierarchy.  We need to replicate this process in an Automic job.  Has anyone done this?
    One way we have attempted this is to define a data type with list values, but it just picks up the first one (1MA).  Any advice would be appreciated.  Thank you!


  • 2.  RE: How to configure job with multiple values for a single input parameter

    Posted 02-19-2020 02:49 PM
    In the prompt value put a tilde between each address hierarchy like below...

    1MA~2BU~3BI


    ------------------------------
    Computer Programmer/Analyst
    Montana State Universityy
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  • 3.  RE: How to configure job with multiple values for a single input parameter

    Posted 02-19-2020 04:02 PM
    Thank you for the quick reply.  We added the ~ between the parameter values, but the TGRFEED job then went into an infinite loop.  If you have additional suggestions, we would appreciate your help!


  • 4.  RE: How to configure job with multiple values for a single input parameter

    Posted 02-20-2020 09:12 AM
    Has anyone implemented a solution for this (running banner jobs with multiple values for the same input parameter) in an Automic environment that does NOT have the Banner Agent?
    Thanks for any guidance provided!


  • 5.  RE: How to configure job with multiple values for a single input parameter

    Posted 02-20-2020 09:13 AM
    Parameters, such as addresses multiple tier options will have a "Multi" designation in the "Type" column of the parameters section on the Banner tab for the job.  When you edit that parameter, enter the first parameter in the parameter value field then click the "Add" button in the upper right.  It will add your parameter to the multi-parameter field and clear the Parameter Value field.  Enter another parameter and click "Add".


  • 6.  RE: How to configure job with multiple values for a single input parameter

    Posted 02-20-2020 09:50 AM

    Hi, Jason - 

    You mention the Banner tab.  We do not have a "Banner" tab, which I understand comes with the Banner agent, which we don't have.  Do you have any idea on how to accomplish this without that agent?




  • 7.  RE: How to configure job with multiple values for a single input parameter
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    Posted 02-21-2020 10:15 AM
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    Hi Angie,

    We have since migrated to using the Banner Agent, but the old job we had for TGRFEED that didn't use Banner Agent is attached.

    You need to define a Data Type with the valid values for the prompt. When you add the prompt, you would select your new Data Type. In our case, when the prompt was added to TGRFEED it was added with "List of Values" selected, but in your case if you want to select multiple values, add it with Multi Select option selected.


  • 8.  RE: How to configure job with multiple values for a single input parameter

    Posted 02-20-2020 10:57 AM
    Jason - It sounds like you have Banner agent since you refer to the Banner tab.  We don't have Banner agent.