Deadline step

Specifies the name of the step that a job must complete to meet its deadline.


A list of all the steps in the workflow. The steps are grouped by phase.

Database name


Usage notes:

  • You cannot select a Deadline step for the SetDeadline step template. The list of steps is only available after the step template is added to a workflow.
  • More than one Deadline step can be defined in the workflow for a job, but only one deadline step is active at a time. For example, different branches in a conditional workflow might set different deadline steps. Because the job can only take one branch through the workflow, the deadline step in that branch determines the Deadline outcome. As a job moves through the workflow, you can see the values related to deadlines change.
  • If a job passes through multiple SetDeadline steps, the value of the Override existing deadline property determines if this property should be changed when the step runs.
  • If you select a step in the workflow that runs before the SetDeadline step as the Deadline step, specify the Plus or minus value carefully to make sure that the SetDeadline step does not always change the Deadline outcome to Missed.
  • Deadline step is a positional job property. For information about using positional job properties, refer to the Information Center.
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