Different suites can have different clocks.
There are two kinds of clocks:
A suite clock can be modified by a gain. This is useful for suites running on older data (e.g. cleaning up old data).
The value of the date is in the generated variable ECF_DATE, and the value of the time is in ECF_TIME.
ECF_CLOCK contains other information such as the day of week.
It is safer for a job to always use the suite generated time and date variable‘s,
and not access directly the system date to prevent confusion.
What to do
- Try to modify the suite to run with a clock date from the previous week.
use :ecflow_client --alter change clock_date <day>.<month>.<year> /test
i.e. ecflow_client --alter change clock_date 1.1.2010 /test
- Check the values of the ecFlow variable‘s
- Set the suite clock to sync with the computer
ecflow_client --alter change clock_sync /test
ecflow_client --get /test | grep clock