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    Viewing Running Jobs

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    You can view all jobs that are currently running on the Running tab of the Monitor Jobs page (Administration > Manage Jobs and Sets > Monitor Jobs). In addition, Alma includes dedicated pages that list running and completed jobs of specific types. For the list of job types with their own Alma pages, see Job Types with Their Own Management Pages.
    The Running tab of the Monitor Jobs page lists all running jobs. You can filter the list by job category and search using the quick-search Find field.
    When using the Find fieldsecondary search, note that selecting Name searches the Name column, which can be seen on the page. Selecting Job details searches the Description column, which cannot be seen on the page. The Description column sometimes provides more information about the job.
    In the Network Zone in a collaborative network, you can also filter by Institution Name to view jobs run on a specific institution. An administrator in the Network Zone cannot abort a job run by a member institution.
    Monitor Jobs Page – Running Jobs
    Alma jobs run either single- or multi-threaded. The difference between these is:
    • Single-threaded – These jobs are processed in one run, within a relatively short time period (up to 30 minutes). The progress of the job is not shown in the Running tab. An example of a single-threaded job is the fiscal period rollover job.
    • Multi-threaded – These jobs are processed in small bulks, using parallel threads. The Running tab shows the job’s progress as it is run. Examples of a multi-threaded job are indexing, publishing, and SIS imports/synchronization.
    Each job in the Running tab includes the following information:
    Monitoring Jobs - Running Tab
    Column Name Description
    Name The job name.
    Job Category A category defined by the library component and user role associated with the job.
    Creator The user who ran the job. For user-submitted jobs, the name is the user’s user name. For system jobs, the name is System.
    Submit Date The date and time when the job was submitted.
    Start Date The date and time when the job started.
    Progress The percentage of progress in the execution of the job.
    Status The current progress of the job. The following statuses are available:
    • Queued – The job will run only after a blocking job completes. For example, only one electronic activation job can run at a time.
    • Pending – The job is waiting for system resources to run.
    • Initializing – This is relevant for multi-threaded jobs only.
    • Running – The job is running.
    • Aborting – Alma is stopping the job.
    • Finalizing – The actions that result from the job running are being carried out—for example, the FTP of processed files.
    Finished jobs can be viewed in the History tab (see Viewing Completed Jobs).
    To refresh the page view as the job progresses, click Refresh.

    Job Types with Their Own Management Pages

    Alma includes pages that list running and completed jobs of specific types. Job types with their own Alma pages include:
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