Stop backfilling / recalculation of analyses
It's great that we have one more option as recalculation other than backfilling in Analyses plugin.
The backfilling / recalculation of analyses is manual process we do, because of delayed data or change of logic of analysis. In this case, sometime it happens that user has defined wrong period or selected wrong analysis while clicking on backfill / recalculate option, and if # of analysis selected are large, then it is quite frustrating to let wrong backfilling/recalculation be completed.
To stop current backfilling / recalculation operation, non-recommended approach is update the RecalculationProcessor.RequestedRecalculations.xml file. Problem with this approach is that end user generally has very limited / no access on AF Server, and capability of end user to perform this operation also varies.
It will be great if abort like button provided once backfilling / recalculation starts. Clicking on which will give pop-up to confirm the abort action.
I know it's not an easy task, because it has to deal with consistency of data as well. This is common problem we faced, so just putting forward the same,
AF 2018 SP2 now allows bulk cancellation of backfills and recalculations.
Jim Gavigan commented
Good to know Steve!