This example task runs regularly based on a schedule, it queries the database of a business system, formats the information returned as a plain text email message and sends this to a fixed set of users.
This task is made up of 4 steps.
|Step Named||Tool||What it does|
|Daily Schedule||Schedule||Determines how frequently the task is to run.|
|Get the latest information||Database Query (ODBC)||Reads the database of a business system to find the details to include in the alert.|
|Format the information||Format as text||Takes the results from the previous step and lays them out in a way that can be read.|
|Send Email||Send Email (SMTP)||Sends an email containing the formatted information.|
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