Hello Michael,We have this working for customers, the complete switch is automated with Exit Point Programs. We use this in combination with Advanced Job Scheduler (AJS) for stopping and starting the applications. Using AJS allows us, to monitor the progress of the switch by mail. AJS is able to mail it's activity, did a job run normal or abnormal. In the abnormal case AJS also has functionality to mail the joblog with error. The icing of the cake, is a history of when it was executed and how long it did ran. The reason why we use AJS is because of it's flexibility in maintenance. We never have to recompile a program when making changes.
If you wish, I can demo this. (For this however I need the customers approval) I do not expect that to be a problem.
I did just uncover those hidden jewels of the skeleton programs. It's too bad they never showed up with all of the ways I tried to search for them.
Thanks for the tip.
Michael Garczynski Director – SAP Architecture
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