A step that is based on this step template retains a job when the Retention period (unit) property for the job has a value. It compresses all spool and checkpoint files for the job if the value of the Compress all files property is Yes.

If a retained job is a parent job with active child jobs and the parent job's retention period expires, the parent job moves to the RemoveJobs step and waits until all child jobs complete. After all child jobs are removed, the step removes the parent job.

Job property defaults

  • Compress all files: No
  • Retention period (unit): 3 days

Usage note

You cannot copy or delete this step template.