How can I control Job auto-starting?

By default, any Job in Smart Projects is automatically started when preceding Job in a Process for a given language combination is Ready. If required, however, the Job auto-starting strategy can be configured otherwise. You can control Job auto-starting within a single project in Process Designer, as well as in a Process Template. In both cases, the auto-starting is configured in respective Step Sidebar menus, in Automatically Start Job when section.


To configure Job auto-starting strategy for a Step:

  1. Go to Process Designer in a project or edit the desired Process Template.
  2. In the Process panel, select the desired Step. The Sidebar menu slides in.
  3. In the Automatically Start Job when section, select one of the following options
    • Don't start - with this setting, Jobs in the selected Step will not get auto-started. Manual start is required.
    • Any preceding Job is Ready - with this setting, Jobs in the selected Step will get auto-started as soon as any of the preceding Jobs for the same language combination is Ready. This is the default setting.
    • All preceding Jobs are Ready - with this setting, Jobs in the selected Step will be started only after all Jobs in the preceding Step are Ready. (Note: this setting also works if some or all of the preceding Jobs have been Canceled.)


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