Each time you submit a job (e.g., batch, extract, etc.), the system assigns a number to that job. You can check the status of a job number by using the F1 key. The time it takes for a job to complete depends on the report request, the volume of data being accessed and the amount of activity on the system.
To check the status of your job, press the F1 key from the main menu.
F1=Status F2=New F3=Exit F4=Locate F5=Sort F6=Swap Lib
F7=Up F8=Down F9=Search F10=Results F11=HoldFile F12=Extract
Status messages will display in one of two ways. Either the message will display on a screen by itself, or will appear on the bottom of the existing screen. In either case, press the enter key to clear the status message and return to the main menu.
A sample status message is shown below.
CTBuserid JOB12345 FOCUS BATCH JOB COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY.
The first portion of the message 'CT_userid' indicates the type of job, your userid and the job number.
The middle portion of the message indicates the specific job number and type of job.
The last portion of the message indicates the job is waiting for execution, is running, or has completed.
If you receive a message that indicates 'Contact HR-ISA', please note the job number and message text before calling the CIRS Hotline.
Status messages accumulate throughout the day. If you have submitted more than one job, you will see a status message for each job. Refer to the specific job number to identify the status. All status messages are cleared each night.
System notification messages are automatically generated when a job is finished and the enter key, or a function key, is pressed while working in CIRS. If have logged off while a job was running, the system notification message will display during the logon process. These messages contain cryptic text and can be ignored because all the pertinent information provided by these messages is available by using the F1 key to check the status of your job. To clear system notification messages, simply press the enter key.