Jobs are the main processing object within Openprise. A job represents a set of ordered tasks that are executed on a particular set of records, or Data Source in Openprise terminology. Each job can be either independent or a linked job depending on the input data source used. If the input data source is an external data source, it is an independent job. But if the input data source is an internal data source, which is the output a another job, then the job is a linked job.
Tasks are the atomic processing object with Openprise. A task represents a particular action performed on one or more attributes within each record for a particular set of records, or Data Source in Openprise terminology. Each task has an input data source as well as an output data source. And since tasks belong to a job in an ordered fashion, each task’s output is used as the input to the very next task in the order determined within the job. There are many task templates and each fulfills a unique role. It is important to find and use the correct task template for your job. Please browse through the documentation to find detailed information and samples of the task template you are interested in.
Consult our Jobs and Tasks Best Practices document for helpful hints when creating jobs.
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