Job variable activity

Use the Job variable activity to extract information from a running job and return the values into variables defined within the current job. It is commonly used in exception maps which are reused across multiple jobs.

For example, in a Housing Benefit Claims system, you can launch a Job Overrun exception process map if it takes more than two hours to process a particular Housing Benefit application form. The Job Overrun exception map would extract data, such as who is processing the claim and other details from the Claim Housing Benefit job.

The Job variable activity reduces development time, which would otherwise involve the following steps:

  • Calling the API getjobvariablevalues.

  • Setting up a complex variable to pass data into getjobvariablevalues.

  • Extracting and passing values from the complex variable into the process variables for subsequent processing.

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