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Grouping Programs by Request Type

As System Administrator, you may want to group similar programs together. You do this by defining request types and assigning them to the programs that users request in Oracle Applications. You can define concurrent managers that only run programs that belong to a particular request type.

Using request types to specialize concurrent managers can help optimize the processing of Oracle Applications, by letting certain types of programs run without having to wait for other types of programs to finish processing. Using request types saves you time when you create a concurrent manager's specialization rules.

Using Request Types

Specializing a concurrent manage by request type involves three steps:

Examples of using Request Types

Some example request types you may want to define are:

Quick For concurrent programs that take a relatively short time to run.
Overnight For concurrent programs that take a long time to run, which you typically schedule to run during the late night or early morning hours.
Month-End Reports For concurrent programs that generate reports you run at the end of each month.
For example, if you run ten report programs at the end of each month, you could define a request type called "Month-End Reports" and assign it to your ten report programs.
Then you can use specialization rules to define a concurrent manager that only runs requests of type "Month-End Reports". This way, you do not have to specify your ten different report programs when you define your concurrent manager. You can also easily assign the ten programs to more than one manager.

See Also

Overview of Concurrent Processing

Using Time-Based Queues

Completed Concurrent Requests Report

Specializing Managers to run only certain programs

Administer Concurrent Managers

Concurrent Managers

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