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rprastein
2010-10-27T20:47:56Z
I have the 5.7.0 test build that you sent me to fix the HTTP over proxy server keep-alive problem. I've added a second task to check the output of the HTTP and notify me if it's not the right web page. Now, I want to test the whole job. When I do, the result and last run update on the job line (it shows success), but I don't see any update in the lines for the individual tasks.

I guess I'll modify my HTTP request so I know it will fail (I need to test that anyway) and see if I get the notification or not, but it would be nice to know that I can look at the tasks in the UI and know which ones ran for a given instance of the job. I have to think this is a bug, or do the tasks only update if they ran per schedule or trigger, and not when testing the job?

Thanks,

Rebeccah
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2010-10-27T20:49:50Z
What about last executed column?

Perhaps you are using a Condition on the Job that exits the Job before running Task?
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rprastein
2010-10-27T20:52:01Z
The first task in the job *has* no conditions. I do'nt think. Let me make sure I out the consition on the right task, but I'm pretty sure I did.

BTW, I jsut tried running the HTTP task again by itself, and the line is not updating, either.
rprastein
2010-10-27T20:56:01Z
Nope, the job has a schedule trigger and no conditions
The HTTP task has no conditions
The output check task has a condition based on the output from the HTTP task

When I right-click the HTTP task to test it, I see the hourglass on the job line, not on the task line, and the job fails and I get my job failure notification e-mail. Nothing is updated on the task line - it still shows yesterday's successful test.

Rebeccah
Support
2010-10-27T21:00:27Z
1. Could you restart the service and reconnect? Do the problem persist after trying to run it the second time?
2. do you have any problems with other Tasks?
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rprastein
2010-10-27T21:06:55Z
OK, it seems to be working now. Whew!

Support
2010-10-27T21:07:44Z
Hmmm..please keep us posted about this if it happens again.
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rprastein
2010-10-27T21:11:37Z
It may be related to my remote client not having had the 5.7.0 version installed (it was still on 5.6.8), and then I installed it just now client-only (it had been server/client before). I'm thinking I upgraded it because I wasn't seeing the status changes with the versions mismatched. When I installed the new version on my remote client, I did not do a server restart at the same time. Is that something I should do routinely?

Rebeccah
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2010-10-27T21:12:27Z
No, but the different version may be related this time.
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