In OBIA, the normal process would be to use OBIACM to generate the load plan then schedule it. However at times, customers report issues with regards to load plan schedules. This blog explains why such things are likely to happen and how to resolve them
Whenever you re-generate a load plan, OBIACM creates a new load plan in ODI. And then when you schedule the load plan, OBIACM will apply the schedule to the last generated load plan (corresponding to that Load plan definition). From OBIA 10.1 onwards, the old load plan schedules are automatically carried forward to the new load plan on regeneration. For versions prior to that, the old schedules will not be carried forward to the new generated load plan. Also schedules directly created in ODI using ODI studio may or may not show up in BIACM, especially if the schedules are not set against the latest load plan for a particular load plan definition. The other reason for duplicate schedules is when you have a HA/Cluster setup for ODI agent.
Whenever you update/create a Load Plan Schedule from BIACM, you must click on the Update schedules for the new schedule to be updated. Not doing so, will mean the new load plan schedule will not take effect.
To fix the issue, login to ODI studio, Operator Tab-> Scheduling-> All schedules. Delete all the schedules until no more entries show up. This ensures that no more schedules are present. Now login to OBIACM and setup a new schedule as per your requirement.
Figure 1- Screenshot showing no schedules when viewed from Operator tab after cleaning up all existing schedules
To prevent this from occurring, take the following precautions: