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Several Product Experience Manager endpoints function as jobs. When any of these endpoints are run, a job is automatically created.

Characteristics of Jobs

Jobs have the following characteristics.

  • Jobs are asynchronous.

  • Jobs have a different status, depending on where a job is in its lifecycle. See Job Lifecycle.

  • Jobs include the data used when an endpoint is run.

  • Jobs are processed one at a time. You can continue to send requests using endpoints that function as jobs, but those jobs are queued. In other words, Commerce looks for any jobs that have a status of PENDING and starts the job with the earliest created date. This process is repeated until all jobs are processed.

  • Jobs report messages and/or errors to help you understand:

    • what changes a job implemented in Commerce.
    • the reasons for any failed jobs.

Job Lifecycle

A job has the following lifecycle.

job lifecycle

  • PENDING - Commerce has received the request but is currently busy processing other requests.
  • STARTED - Commerce has started processing the job.
  • SUCCESS - The job has successfully completed.
  • FAILED - The job has failed. See Get job errors.