JAMS Terminology


Job: An individual process that contains a number of defined Properties and Elements to ensure it runs at the correct time and under the right set of circumstances. Essentially, every component in JAMS supports or controls how a Job is defined or executed.

Sequence: The simplest way to logically run a stream of Jobs. All Jobs contained within a Sequence are run based on the control of flow; Jobs can be run in sequential or parallel order.

Parameter: A component of a JAMS Job, Folder or Execution Method. Parameters are similar to a JAMS Variable but remain local to a Job, while Variables are globally defined throughout the JAMS environment.

Variable: A global value that can be used by any JAMS definition to easily pass data between objects. Variables can be used to override default values for Parameters.

Element: A JAMS Element allows the behavior of a Job Definition to be altered. Elements can be defined on the Folder, or set and overridden at the individual Job level. Element options include, but are not limited to, defining a time or object driven Trigger, defining necessary prerequisites that must be met prior to the Jobs execution, or perhaps defining completion actions of the Job.

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