Scheduling a task

I am new to Software AG webMethods, and am evaluating it for a series of integration scenarios. I installed webMethods (The latest evaluation version) on an Oracle Virtual Box VM with Windows Server 2012 R2.

I want to schedule a task that logs “test 123” to the Server Log on a 10 second interval. I created new Flow Service in Software AG designer 9.6, after creating a new Package. I placed a pub.flow:debugLog sub-task/command in the Tree View of the Flow Service. I created a text input and ran it from the right-click menu after setting my message under -> Run As -> Configuration.

At this point it logs to the Server Log. The problem I now have is to schedule it. I went to the admin console on localhost:5555, selected Scheduler and clicked on Create Scheduled Task.

I filled in the form with my service details. I then clicked on “Save Tasks”, and it showed me a blank error message.

It logs this in the server error logs:

java.lang.NullPointerException: null
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.scheduler.ScheduleDB.getConnection(ScheduleDB.java:1259)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.scheduler.ScheduleDB.stickTheTaskInTheDB(ScheduleDB.java:2197)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.scheduler.ScheduleManager.addRepeatingTask(ScheduleManager.java:335)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.scheduler.ScheduleManager.addRepeatingTask(ScheduleManager.java:316)
at wm.server.schedule.genericUpdateTask(schedule.java:1645)
at wm.server.schedule.addUserTask(schedule.java:1264)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.JavaService.baseInvoke(JavaService.java:453)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.invoke.InvokeManager.process(InvokeManager.java:640)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.util.tspace.ReservationProcessor.process(ReservationProcessor.java:39)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.invoke.StatisticsProcessor.process(StatisticsProcessor.java:49)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.invoke.ServiceCompletionImpl.process(ServiceCompletionImpl.java:243)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.invoke.ValidateProcessor.process(ValidateProcessor.java:49)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.invoke.PipelineProcessor.process(PipelineProcessor.java:171)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.ACLManager.process(ACLManager.java:289)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.invoke.DispatchProcessor.process(DispatchProcessor.java:34)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.AuditLogManager.process(AuditLogManager.java:368)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.invoke.InvokeManager.invoke(InvokeManager.java:544)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.invoke.InvokeManager.invoke(InvokeManager.java:383)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.ServiceManager.invoke(ServiceManager.java:244)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.ServiceManager.invoke(ServiceManager.java:108)
at com.wm.app.b2b.server.ServiceManager.invoke…

Could anyone please give me some pointers?

Under Settings -> JDBC-Pools, check for the function “IS Internal”, if this is working.

The scheduled tasks are stored in the database table IS_USER_TASKS.

I am not quite sure how the trial version is configured at that point.

Regards,
Holger

[size=9][Holger von Thomsen]Under Settings -> JDBC-Pools, check for the function “IS Internal”, if this is working.

The scheduled tasks are stored in the database table IS_USER_TASKS.

I am not quite sure how the trial version is configured at that point.[/size]
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IS there a way to check last modified date of a “Scheduler Task”

Thanks,
Madhu.

Hi Madhu,

you will have to introspect the table IS_USERS_TASKS in the useer/schema which contains ISInternal schema component.
Look for a column named INSERTTIMESTAMP or similar.

Regards,
Holger

IS there a way to check last modified date of a “Scheduler Task”

Thanks,
Madhu.
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I doubt if you could capture this info OOTB as IS_USER_TASKS table does not have Audit-Date-Time-Stamp, even security logs does not show anything if you update the scheduler settings.

I think you have to build some custom logic around IS_USER_TASKS but this is not recommended approach and might be risky.

Provide more details on your requirement, why you need to check the last modified date?

// pipeline
IDataCursor pipelineCursor = pipeline.getCursor();
String startDateTime = IDataUtil.getString( pipelineCursor, “startDateTime” );
String endDateTime = IDataUtil.getString( pipelineCursor, “endDateTime” );
String startDateFormat = IDataUtil.getString( pipelineCursor, “startDateFormat” );
String endDateFormat = IDataUtil.getString( pipelineCursor, “endDateFormat” );
pipelineCursor.destroy();
Boolean includeEndDateFlag = (Boolean) IDataUtil.get( pipelineCursor, “includeEndDateFlag” );
try {
SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(startDateFormat);
Date sdt = sdf.parse(startDateTime);
SimpleDateFormat edf = new SimpleDateFormat(endDateFormat);
Date edt = edf.parse(endDateTime);;
long timediff=0;
if(includeEndDateFlag){
SimpleDateFormat newendsdf = new SimpleDateFormat(endDateFormat);
Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance();
c.setTime(sdf.parse(endDateTime));
c.add(Calendar.DATE, 1); // number of days to add
endDateTime = newendsdf.format(c.getTime());
edt = edf.parse(endDateTime);
timediff = edt.getTime() - sdt.getTime();
}
else{
timediff = edt.getTime() - sdt.getTime();
}
String displayTimeSec = Long.toString(timediff / 1000);
String displayTimeMin = Long.toString(timediff / 60000);
String displayTimeHr = Long.toString(timediff / 3600000);
String displayTimeDay = Long.toString(timediff / 86400000);
pipelineCursor.last();
pipelineCursor.insertAfter(“dateDifferenceSec”, displayTimeSec);
pipelineCursor.insertAfter(“dateDifferenceMin”, displayTimeMin);
pipelineCursor.insertAfter(“dateDifferenceHr”, displayTimeHr);
pipelineCursor.insertAfter(“dateDifferenceDay”, displayTimeDay);
pipelineCursor.destroy();
} catch (ParseException e) {
IDataUtil.put(pipelineCursor, “errorMessage”, e.toString());
}
pipelineCursor.destroy();