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Monitoring Workflow Policies Tables

Workflow Policies use three database tables for processing and tracking requests:


Monitor these tables to verify that policies are being processed correctly.

When a trigger fires against a Workflow Policy condition, a record is inserted in the escalation request table, S_ESCL_REQ. Records in this table identify rows in the database that could trigger a Workflow Policy to take action. After the workflow Monitor Agent processes a request, it removes the row from this table.

The S_ESCL_STATE time-based table identifies all the rows that have been executed (all conditions are true) and are waiting for the time duration element to expire.

The S_ESCL_ACTN_REQ table identifies all the rows that are awaiting action execution. These rows have violated the policy; and the time duration element, if any, has expired.

If one of these tables (S_ESCL_REQ, S_ESCL_STATE, and S_ESCL_ACTN_REQ) becomes very large, this could indicate that the number of policies being monitored is too large, and new Workflow Policies processes need to be created to share the load and improve performance.

If rows are being monitored, but are not being removed from a table after the time interval is met, this could indicate that a policy was deactivated without removing the database triggers. The triggers are continuing to send data that is not being acted on by a Workflow Policies process. These tables will become very large if you do not restart Generate Triggers.

If you expire or delete any active Workflow Policies, confirm that no outstanding records remain in the S_ESCL_REQ, S_ESCL_STATE, or S_ESCL_ACTN_REQ tables.

Maintain the S_ESCL_REQ, S_ESCL_ACTN_REQ, and S_ESCL_STATE tables by adjusting parameters related to storage, access, and caching. Refer to the database documentation for additional information on properly adjusting such parameters. Also, make sure the database administrator (DBA) is aware of these key tables.

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