Satisfying Requests for Enhancements (RFEs)

HCL Workload Automation satisfies Requests for Enhancements (RFEs).

Requests for Enhancements (RFEs) give customers the opportunity to collaborate directly with the product development team and other users. The team prioritizes and develops new product features based on proposals made by customers.

HCL Workload Automation V9.5 Fix Pack 3 delivers the following RFEs:

RFE 18054: Custom role privileges
Now you can define new custom roles, assign specific privileges to a set of users, and also assign privileges outside the scope of the existing system role.
RFE 116406: Add state=cancl on showjobs command
You can now filter jobs which are in canceled status. For more information, see Wildcards.
REF 116762: Improvements for Event Driven Workload Automation
You can now optionally modify the event processor server, for example to use a load balancer, by adding the Broker.Workstation.evtproc property in the file. For more information, see file.
RFE 117719: End time column available for job streams in monitoring panel
This column is available when creating a job task, with this enhancements the end time column is also available for job streams.
RFE 123642: DWC historical reports' self-cleaning option
A new self-cleaning property has been enabled to remove all temporary files created after a report generation.
RFE 124339: New Graphical View order settings.
Now you can reorganize the dependencies view in the Graphical View by clicking on the Graphical view button and choosing the order in which you want to see them. The available options are:
  • From right to left
  • From left to right
  • From top to bottom
  • From bottom to top

By default, it is set to from top to bottom.

You can also edit the TdwcGlobalSettings.xml file to customize the default Graphical View settings.

RFE 126163: DWC user with read only access locks out an ISPF user with modify privilege
z/OS environment only. Now if you open a list of job dependencies from the Dynamic Workload Console, the related ISPF panel is locked and it is not possible to edit dependencies until the job dependencies panel is closed.
RFE 85329 / RFE 130134: Ability to clean the query history

When you have a very high number of past queries saved in the Query drop-down list, it is not easy to find the query that you really need. With this fix pack, you can manage the list either by removing single queries or clearing all the query history.

RFE 133936: Enhancement to composer binary to allow schedule objects to be pulled via "Active" or "DRAFT" status
Two new filters (draft and active) are now available with the composer command to filter job stream in draft or active status. For more information, see Filters and wildcards.
RFE 134893: default licensing model for HCL Workload Automation workstations
You can now specify the default licensing model for HCL Workload Automation workstations. By setting appropriately the values of the defaultWksLicenseType and licenseType global options, you can define the default licensing model to be applied to each workstation at creation time. For more information, see Global options - detailed description.
RFE 137834: Modify the configureDB upgrade script to include any Subsequent additional IDs
Modify the configureDB database upgrade script to include any additional Subsequent Database IDs for DB2. In the script which translates 9.3 database to the 9.5 structure, capture the roles assigned to the views before they were dropped and recreate them so you can reassign those roles at the end of the process. It should also assign those roles to any new views created. For more information, see How can I avoid providing the database administrator credentials when creating the database with DB2?
RFE 139348: The report output limit has been improved to avoid Dynamic Workload Console issues

The default value for the Enable output limit checkbox has been increased from 5000 to 10000. This enables you to obtain the expected report output, and the Dynamic Workload Console to continue to work correctly without issues.

Furthermore, if a different default value is needed, a user with administration grants can uncomment the new SQL_REPORT_HTML_FORMAT_RESULT_MAX_NUMBER key in the TDWCGlobalsettings.xml file and enter the desired default value (either higher or lower to the default 10000).
Note: For HTML format, the SQL_REPORT_HTML_FORMAT_RESULT_MAX_NUMBER key is valid for all reports. For PDF format, the key is valid for Custom reports only.

If you want to generate a report with less than 30000 records, you can use both HTML and PDF formats. If you want to generate a report with more than 30000 records, use only the PDF format to avoid reliability issues with the browser.

For further information about how to modify the TDWCGlobalsettings.xml file, see the Customizing your global settings section in the Dynamic Workload Console User's Guide.

RFE 140107, 140108: Ability to perform actions on engines in the Dynamic Workload Console through a script or API call
To be able to schedule and run HCL Workload Automation processes in an automated way without having to log in to the Dynamic Workload Console, you can now perform actions such as create/edit, share/unshare, and delete on an engine through a script or by calling an API.
RFE 140216: Update optman global Options through REST API
You can now use REST APIs to update global options, in addition to the standard optman command.
RFE 141849: Justification fields for Workload Application Template import operation
You can now maintain an audit trail recording any changes and the related justifications while creating workload application templates with the wappman command. For more information, see Deploying a workload application and wappman .
RFE 143098: Add all authenticated users
Simply adding a line into the authentication file, now it is possible to add all new users to a group and - without any other configuration - they will be authorized to login into the Dynamic Workload Console.

From now it is not necessary to assign a role to every single user. If the user registry already contains groups of users that are properly defined for using the console, it is possible to assign roles to groups too. If groups are not available in the user registry, then the special role all authenticated users can be used to assign roles to all the users at once.

For more information, see the All authenticated Users section in the Administration Guide.

RFE 143162: Prevent job streams from completing in error when the start condition is not met
The new enStartCondSuccOnDeadline global option is now available to specify if you want your job stream to be cancelled when the start condition is not met, even if the Start once option is not selected. By setting this option, you can avoid that your job stream completes in error due to just one failed run, also in the case when it previously ran successfully several times. With the new enStartCondSuccOnDeadline global option set to yes, when the deadline for the start condition is met, the monitoring job is confirmed in SUCC status and the job stream is canceled. When the option is set to no, the monitoring job is killed, so both the monitoring job and the job stream change to ABEND status. For more information, see Global options - detailed description.
RFE 143169/143839: Managing an event rule in the Dynamic Workload Console
Usability improvements for event rule actions such as editing, duplicating, and deleting event rules in the Dynamic Workload Console Workload Designer. In addition, more space is now provided in the properties section for events and actions.
RFE 143196: possibility to select object to be imported during a WAT import
You can now select the objects to be imported while creating a workload application template and skip unwanted objects. For more information, see Deploying a workload application and wappman.
RFE 143260: Latest Start included in the critical path list and hot list
To identify problems related to a critical path that has a potential or high risk, the Latest Start time is now included in the critical path, in the hot list, and in the results of a monitor critical job query in the Dynamic Workload Console. The time before which the job must start is displayed provided all dependencies are satisfied.
RFE 142794
HCL Workload Automation Version 9.5 Fix Pack 3 has been updated with OpenSSL version 1.1.1g.

HCL Workload Automation includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (

RFE 148080: Provides the capability to constrain a product component pod to run on particular nodes
The nodeAffinityRequired parameter has been added to the configurable parameters that can be customized when deploying product components with containers. With this parameter, you can determine on which nodes a component can be deployed using custom labels on nodes and label selectors specified in pods. See the readme files for the following supported cloud providers: Deploying HCL Workload Automation components on Red Hat OpenShift, V4.x, Workload Automation on HCL SoFy,Deploying on Amazon EKS, and Deploying on Azure AKS.

See the readme files for the following supported cloud providers in the Planning and Installation Guide: Red Hat OpenShift, Amazon EKS, and Azure AKS.

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