Oddjob 1.4.0

Oddjob is for Developers, Testers, Support Analysts, Administrators and anyone else that spends too much of their day on repetitive tasks. Oddjob saves you time so you can spend it on the fun stuff again. Monitoring and Control Oddjob Explorer allows the user to monitor and control a job any where on the network with an intuitive visual interface.

  • Work with remote jobs as if they were on the desktop.

  • See the state of your business processes at a glance.

  • View job by job log events.

  • Inspect and change the run-time properties of a job.

  • Start and stop jobs manually.

  • Web based monitoring and control.


  • Oddjob Designer provides intuitive visual configuration.

  • The underlying XML configuration is minimalistic and elegant, making it easy to edit for those who prefer the more technical approach.

  • Link job properties with dynamic run-time configuration.

Scheduling Scheduling that goes beyond the usual regular interval type functionality of other schedulers.

  • Schedule for holidays intelligently by moving the existing schedules instead of not executing them at all.

  • Schedule for different times on different days without needing to set up separate schedules.

  • Configure retries for when a scheduled job fails.

  • Re-run only what`s necessary in a sequence of time consuming jobs.

  • Trigger alerts when a scheduled job fails.

  • Trigger alerts when a scheduled job fails after n number of retries.

  • Schedule by time zone - move jobs from London to New York without re-writing schedules.

  • Schedule for the last working day of the month.

  • Schedule for the day after the last working day of the month.

  • Schedule for any occurrence of a time - second Tuesday of the month, or second Tuesday or Wednesday whichever is first or last.

Functionality Oddjob Includes Numerous Tasks Including:

  • Execute batch files.

  • File/directory copy/move/delete.

  • SQL execution.

  • Email sending.

  • FTP.

In addition to the supplied jobs, Oddjob provides lots of additional functionality by supporting embedded Ant tasks. Workflow

  • Trigger job sequences in response to events anywhere on the network.

  • Execute jobs in parallel or sequentially or in any combination of the two.

  • Execute job sequences based on the completion state of another job or job sequence.

  • Cascade failure events upwards to trigger alerts.

  • Cascade completion events upwards to trigger dependent jobs.

  • Persist job states.


  • Organise jobs into folders allowing easy navigation of enterprise wide business processes.

  • Collect existing manual desktop processes together where they can be monitored and controlled remotely.

  • Provide order and visibility to the mass of batch files and cron jobs that tie an enterprises critical business processes together.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

1.4.0 [02-05-15]

  • New Icons and Job States to distinguish Jobs, Timers and Services.
  • Support for recursive directory listing with Ant style wild card expansion.
  • Repeat Job now iterates over any list and so has become a simpler Foreach Job.
  • Numerous Bug Fixes and Small Enhancements

Other versions : 1.3.0 1.2.0 1.1.0 1.0.0

v1.3.0 [05-24-13]

  • An Improved For Each Job that supports a parallel run window and the ability to use Oddjob Designer on the nested configuration.
  • Timer and Retry now allow the nextDue property to be set while the timer is running.
  • A Grep Job has been added that can search files or any other input for text or a regular expression.
  • Numerous Bugs Fixes and Small Enhancements.

v1.2.0 [09-19-12]

  • Improved Job Designer.
  • Improved Job Properties.
  • New JMX Support.
  • Numerous Bug Fixes and Small Enhancements

v1.1.0 [03-05-12]

  • The old Struts Web Front End has been replaced with a new JSF one.
  • The ability to force a Failed Job to Complete has been added.

v1.0.0 [11-27-11]

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