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Did you know that… Blue Mountain RAM’s Batch Work Generation Feature has a log you can read to track each batch and the outcome of the records it processed?

The great thing about the Batch Work Log is that it not only tells you which work records were added, but also which work records were not. Additionally, the Batch Work Log gives the reasoning for each; providing a great tool for discovering issues and addressing them before problems develop, such as overdue work.

  1. Log onto Blue Mountain RAM.
  1. Open the File menu and select, Batch Work Log.

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  1. The top half of the log is a searchable list of all batch work generation jobs.

TIP:  Use QuickFind oct3 to reduce the jobs listed in the top half and single out which jobs you wish to investigate.

Example criteria:

  • Record Type EQUAL TO Maintenance Event
  • Status EQUAL TO Failed
  • Start Time GREATER THAN MAY 1, 2016
  • Scope Name EQUAL TO MyDatasetName

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  1. The bottom half describes the highlighted job’s processing results.

Summary Tab: Job information and processing total with category subtotals:

  • Completed: Every schedule received a new work record.
  • Skipped: At least one of the schedules already has a work record or is in a state/status that does not allow new work (such as Retired, Obsolete, Under Investigation, etc.).
  • Failed: At least one of the schedules cannot receive a new work record due to some issue (Example: references an nonassignable MDT or WPT).

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Records Tab: A list of all records processed by the job, with the status of each:

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TIP:  Use QuickFind oct7 to quickly locate records or results that are of particular interest. Here are some examples of helpful criteria statements:

  • Reason CONTAINS already created
  • Status NOT EQUAL TO Completed
  • Status EQUAL TO Failed
  • Asset ID EQUAL TO EQ-00024
  • Event ID EQUAL TO ME-000086
  • Work ID EQUAL TO MNT-000138

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By checking the Batch Work Log regularly, you can easily track a batch! This will give you peace of mind knowing you have control over potential problems.

For further information, consult your Blue Mountain RAM Administrator Manual. If necessary, please contact our friendly Support Technicians at techsupport@coolblue.com with questions. Also, please enjoy calling and speaking with your Regional Sales Manager (RSM) at 800-982-2388 if you are interested in Blue Mountain RAM training.