How can I schedule a job to wait for 2 hours after it is triggered to run?

Document ID:  TEC1830082
Last Modified Date:  07/14/2017
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  • CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition


  • CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition:Release:11.3
  • CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition:Release:12.0


  • CA-7:7

How can I schedule job to wait for 2 hours after it is triggered to run? Can the queue time (QTM) field on the job trigger panel accomplish this?


QTM time is only used to calculate the DEADLINE START TIME which controls when a job is flagged LATE in CA7. The method to delay a job in this manner is to have the job that currently performs the trigger execute a trailer step instead of the trigger, to issue a CA7 command, DEMAND,JOB=jobname,TIME=+0200 (hhmm).

Additional Information:

CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition Interfaces Guide, Chapter 3, External Communicators (Trailer Step Facility)

CA Workload Automation CA 7 Edition Command Reference Guide, DEMAND and DEMANDH command.

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