Jobs are not being removed from ACT_RU_JOB for for <timeCycle> timers

Description

Every time we loop back to the <TimeCycle> timer task a new row is added to the ACT_RU_JOB table. The prior timer due-date row is not removed but appears to be executed anyway because RETRIES_ is reduced to 0 and there is a value for EXCEPTION_STACK_ID.

This "old row causes exception" behavior seems consistent within unit tests as well. To unit test my model I have a ManagementService query for timers. Calling executeJob for any Job but the most recent entry causes an exception.

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    • Model **
      We are using a repeat timer "R/T02-07/P1D" to have instances check external business state while server load is low (regardless of when the instance actually started). Depending on state, each instance may either; transition to one of two UserTasks, or circle back around to the "daily timer"

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    • Questions **
      1) It seems the every-growing ACT_RU_JOB table with its evidence of exceptions will incur a performance penalty for large numbers of long-running instances. Am I doing something wrong with the timer spec?
      2) Should I use something different to achieve the run "once-a-day-at-0200" behavior? (I've avoided using a BoundaryTimer because the designer keeps hosing the model).

Environment

MacBook Pro
OS X 10.9.2 (13C64)

Assignee

Frederik Heremans

Reporter

Lee Eggebroten

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