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djlaney3
2008-10-27T14:27:38Z
We typically have all of our jobs execute a vb.net console exe. In that console exe, it runs code, then modifies a sql record indicating a success or failure and then exits gracefully. How do I return a true/false back to visual cron so it knows that my job failed/succeeded based on code, not the exe exit code? Is that even possible. What I really want to do is be able to pass back to visual cron a custom exit code to indicate certain things. I also want to know if there is a way to just do a notify when a job takes to long instead of killing it.

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2008-10-27T22:25:43Z
VisualCron captures output. So, if you write with Console.Write() that part will be captured. Then you can use the VisualCron Condition to match the output string against a value and perform different actions depending on that.

There is a timeout property on a Job which you can use. It is the Timeout tab of the Job. If you check "Consider timeout as error" you can use a Notification to email you or similar if it has failed.
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