Que job status
We typically set templater to skip a job if there is a missing asset. When using Google Sheets as the data source, the render-status typically will show as Processing when a record is skipped. In Que, it’s showing as done. Is this expected behavior with Que? If so, how do we identify jobs that didn’t render because of a missing asset? Thanks.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a feature currently built into either Templater or QUE to report when a Job has been skipped. However, now that you’ve brought it up, we’re going to open up an internal ticket and see if we can add some options to allow Templater to report failed/skipped Jobs.
As soon as we have more information, we’ll go ahead and update this thread.
@jeff thanks for the update. It’s odd though that with Google Sheets, the render-status is left as Processing when a job is skipped, but with Que it changes to done. Why does templater change the status to done with Que, but leaves it as Processing with Google sheets? We don’t need a specific render-status that identifies the job was skipped; just that the job wasn’t completed.
The jobs being left in a state of “processing” in Google Sheets is actually a bug left over from the way the Google API updates when footage is missing. Technically speaking, the render-status should be changed to “done” in the Google Sheets since it completes the Job with the option set in the Templater Preferences dialog.
This was a scenario we likely should have envisioned in the past, but our assumption was that customers would use Spot Checks rather than the render-status to check for outputs with missing footage.
Either way, we’ll see about implementing some sort of flag to indicate Jobs that complete with missing assets.