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Does the Periodic job checkbox needs to be checked for a sub-chain if ...?

We have a big and complicated process chain, the start variant of the main chain is triggered after an event and runs everyday that the "Periodic job" checkbox is checked for the start variant of the main chain. But inside the big chain, we have some sub-chains that are maintained seperatedly. We are not sure when we save the sub-chain, do we have to also check the "Periodic job" checkbox in the start variants of the different sub-chains?

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2005 at 03:20 PM

    Hi Kevin,

    Here u have to know one thing is that, the main chain will have the settings with the derect scheduling inthe maintain variant screen.

    And the local chains will have the settings with Start using meta chain or with API.

    So there is no need to give any periodicity to ur local chains as u wont get the change seletions option in the maintain variant screen for the local chain once if u have choosen start using with meta chain.

    So schedule ur main chain with the periodicity so that it will take care of all the remaining local chains too.

    Regards-

    MM

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      hi MM,

      You say "And the local chains will have the settings with Start using meta chain or with API.". That means in the start variant of the local chain, I have to check the radio button "Start Using Meta Chain or API" other than the default one "Direct Scheduling"?

      Thanks

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2005 at 04:00 PM

    Hi Kevin,

    U r obsolutely correct u have to keep the settings as Start using meta chain or with API if u want declare a PC as a local chain..

    later U can schedule the main chain with ur selections..

    Hope it helps-

    MM

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      Hi Vishnu,

      I have seen that it is not require to set "Start using Meta Chain" option if you want to use that as Sub Process. You may have one chain which can be run directly as well as from the other chain. Only thing to remember is it should be activated. Also if you are using it as a local chain or sub process then all the scheduling options are taken from the parent chain.

      Regards,

      RB

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    Posted on Sep 29, 2005 at 02:25 AM

    Hi RB,

    What ever u have specified that is to handle at the special cases.. But in usually the local is with the option Start using meta chain or with API in the Variant screen. If u use with this, then only local chain will be scheduled in the main chain.

    But in one case where ur local chain has been trigerred with an immediate option(and still with the Direct scheduling option in the Variant screen) at some time and if u r scheduled ur main chain then these chain will act as the Local chain in the main chain.

    Hope It helps-

    MM

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