Viewing Tasks in the Application Job Library

The Job Library provides a list of all jobs created in Profitability and Cost Management.


  • You can select one or more jobs in the Job Library. To select multiple jobs, use ctrl+click.

  • As the number of jobs in the list increases, screen refresh speed can slow down. To reduce the list and restore reasonable performance, use the Export to Excel button to archive the job list and then delete the old jobs.

To view the Job Library:

  1. On the Home page, click Application, and then, click Job Library. (You can also click Navigator button, Navigator, on the Home page, and then click Job Library.)

    Figure 4-5 The Profitability Application Console Job Library Screen

    The Job Library screen displays the details for each currently submitted job
    The Job Library screen contains the controls in Table 1-3 plus those in the following table.

    Table 4-7 Specific Controls on the Application Job Library Screen

    Control Name Action

    Stop button


    Cancels the selected job

    If a job is locked in an iterative process or exceptionally long calculation, a Service Administrator can stop and restart Essbase. For details, see Restarting Essbase. All other work must be stopped first.

    Save Errors to File button

    Save Errors to File

    Saves the error window text to error.txt, a text file

    Export to Excel button

    Export to Excel

    Saves the Job Library table to a Microsoft Excel file

    Run Execution Statistics Report button

    Run Execution Statistics Report

    Runs the Execution Statistics report with information about the application name and type, number of threads, POV, job ID, job type, job status, start and end time, user ID, rule set name, rule name, iteration number, elapsed time, thread number, potential sources, potential destinations, and potential allocations for the selected job

    Actions button


    Displays actions for the selected job: Delete or Inspect, described in the text that follows this table

    Note: This button may be hidden when the Properties pane is open.

    Provide Feedback button

    Provide Feedback Run a Supplemental Diagnostics job and submit feedback for Oracle Support. In addition to the standard content provided in Supplemental Diagnostics, for each calculation job selected, the Execution Statistics Report for that job is included in the feedback, along with the Program Documentation report for the POV used to calculate the job.
  2. View the information for each job:
    • Job Id is a sequential identification number assigned by the system.

    • Job Type displays the type of task that is being performed, such as Create Application or Update Dimensions.

    • Status displays the current state of the job, such as Running, Awaiting Permissions, Success, or Failure.

    • Elapsed Time displays the length of time since the job started (until it finishes).

    • Start Date displays the date and time on which the job was submitted or is scheduled to be run.

    • End Date displays the date and time when the job stopped, successful or not.

    • Comment shows a user-entered note or details about a specific job. The Comment is entered when the task is submitted.

  3. Optional: View job details or properties in the Properties pane (Figure 4-6).

    By default, the Properties pane opens when you click on a job. You can close the pane by clicking the Hide Properties button (Hide Properties button). To show the Properties pane again, click Inspect button or click Actions button, and then Inspect to review additional summary level detail about the selected job in the Properties pane.

    The Properties pane includes a job ID, the user name, comments if entered, other information about the job, and may include a hyperlink that you can click to view more detail, such as error or impact analysis information. If a hyperlink is offered, as in Figure 4-6, you can save the information to a file.


    Task Flow ID is the system-generated task ID for the specific task, displayed in the format <application name>:<task name><generated taskflow number>.

    For example, the generated taskflow number may be displayed as AppMgmt_DeployApplication_D20120824T08520_5ed, where AppMgmt is the application name, DeployApplication is the task, and D20120824T08520_5ed is the generated taskflow instance ID.

    Figure 4-6 Job Properties for Status of Success with Warnings

    List of information about the job plus a link to click to view errors or warnings.
  4. Optional: If required, click Stop to end the selected task in Running state.


    While the task flow stops quickly after the button is pressed, activities that affect results may require additional time to ensure that the state of the data is consistent.

  5. Optional: Click Delete button, or click Actions button, and then Delete to remove the selected job from the list.