Phantom Process Settings

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Use this routine to specify your preferences for phantom processing.  Using phantoms can speed up your over-all data processing.  STORIS comes delivered with multiple phantom processes available for activation on your system.  However, not all STORIS processes have supporting phantoms.  

Each phantom runs a STORIS program in the background, processing transactions and updating pertinent files as you enter the data into the system.  For example, many phantoms such as the GL Posting Phantom process a file in the background while you work during the day in order to reduce the amount of data End-of-Day must process.

If you must shut down your server, STOP ALL PHANTOM PROCESSES RUNNING ON THE SYSTEM BEFORE SHUTTING DOWN. If you are unable to do so, contact your system administrator or STORIS representative for assistance before shutting down the server.

STORIS personnel provide the default values in this routine during the installation of your system. You should NOT change any of these fields without first consulting a STORIS representative.

The settings in this routine determine how each phantom processes data, including the optimum number of phantoms to run at a given time for a selected STORIS process.  In relation to the amount of data ready for processing at any given time, running too many phantoms can slow down your computing operations, and too few phantoms can result in a backlog of data for another process, for example the End-of-Day process.

The Auto Start/Stop feature (see the Auto Start fields below) can automatically determine the optimum number of phantoms to run at a given time for a selected STORIS process based on your settings at the below fields.  

Additional

Process

Description

Type

Sleep Interval

Status Interval

Auto Start Queue File

Auto Start Queue Count

Auto Start Max Processes

Extra Information Display Subroutine Name

Maximum Number of Concurrent Phantoms

Extra Cleanup Subroutine Name