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Paramus, NJ - August 27, 2001 - Indus Consultancy Services (ICS) today announced the latest release of Kronos Enterprise Scheduler, a full-featured job scheduling system written for the Enterprise Java (J2EE) environment.

This version has a number of enhancements, including:
  • Support for pre-defined variables which can be used in e-mail messages, or passed to command tasks as parameters. Variables supported in this release include {JOBNAME}, {JOBID}, {TASKNAME}, {TASKID}, {JOBRUNID}, and {TRYNUMBER}. One of the most common uses of e-mail tasks is for notification of job failure. Support for these pre-defined variables makes it possible to include information about the job as part of the failure notification.
  • Support for start and/or end dates for a job. This makes it possible to define jobs in advance of when they need to begin being scheduled; when the start date is reached, Kronos Enterprise Scheduler will automatically begin scheduling the job. If an end date if defined, the job will no longer be run once that date is reached, though it can still be manualy executed.
  • Support for one-time scheduling . A job can now be scheduled to execute exactly once at a given date and time, rather than requiring a recurring schedule as in previous releases.
  • Multiple E-Mail Attachments are now entered in a list in the UI, rather than in a single field separated by commas.
  • Introduction of the concept of a "job execution". A job execution consists of the originally scheduled job run, any retry runs, and any failure task run. The Job Monitor now displays the status of job executions, and has the ability to drill down into the details of the runs that make up the execution. This provides the user with a more concise and easy-to-read picture of the status of their jobs.
  • Limited support for file attachments with e-mail tasks.

For more information on Kronos Enterprise Scheduler, please visit the ICS website at
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