Chapter 32. Listeners

Listeners can be seen as 'hooks'. They wait for a specific event and take a used-defined action if the event occurs.

Created listeners are shown in the Event Listener list (see Figure below). The list has the following columns :

Table 32.1. Event Listeners Table Description

Column nameDescription

Indicates whether the listener is enabled or disabled. Clicking the icon enables/disables the listener.


Shows the name of the listener, task type and event the listener is waiting for.

Last runShows the date and time of the listener's last run.
OKShows the number of successful runs.
FAILShows the number of failed runs.
... Click the three vertical dots to open a submenu where you can create an email notification or delete the listener.


Figure 32.1. Listeners

The event is specific to the particular listener

Graph Event Listeners
Jobflow Event Listeners
JMS Message Listeners
Universal Event Listeners
File Event Listeners (remote and local)
Task Failure Listeners

The available actions taken by the listeners are common for all listeners. The actions, that can be taken are:

Send an Email
Execute Shell Command
Start a Graph
Start a Jobflow
Start a Profiler Job
Abort job
Archive Records
Send a JMS Message
Execute Groovy Code