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The previous course in this series, Work Management Concepts, introduced job processing concepts. It described how a submitted job is placed in a job queue where it is selected for execution. This course, Submitting and Managing Batch Jobs, shows you how to submit batch jobs and control their execution.

The course begins by describing how to submit a batch job. It then describes the Work with User Jobs display used to manage batch jobs. A discussion of how to interpret this display and how to use it to hold, release, or delete jobs is next. The course ends by showing how to change certain attributes of a job.

Approximate Study Time: 60 minutes


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Submit a batch job
  • Have a job executed automatically based on a predefined schedule
  • Display the status of a batch job
  • Hold, release, or cancel a job
  • Change the priority of a job in a job queue
  • Move a job from one job queue to another

Topic Outline

Executing Batch Jobs

Displaying Job Status

Holding, Releasing, and Canceling Jobs

Changing a Job


This course is intended for anyone who is responsible for monitoring and controlling job processing on an IBM i system. It should also be taken by users who submit and monitor the execution of their own batch jobs.


This course assumes that you have a working knowledge of basic IBM i facilities. In particular, you should know how to sign on the system and display the Operational Assistant Menu. You can satisfy this prerequisite by successfully completing the courses from the Introduction to the IBM i Environment series.

In addition, you should have an understanding of IBM i work management concepts. You can satisfy this prerequisite by successfully completing the first course of this series, Work Management Concepts.