Scheduling a Task

The Schedule tool is an Event tool used to automatically trigger a task to run based on a pre-determined time. Any number of Schedule steps may be present in a task.

Using the Schedule Tool

The Schedule tool is dragged from the task browser under Event tools and into the task design area. This will automatically open the tool for configuration.

General Tab

The General tab is where a name and description can be entered for the step.

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Main Tab

The Main tab has a wide range of options that allow you to set how frequent the task is to run. It is recommended that some thought is given to the frequency, run too often and it may be putting unnecessary load on business applications the task may be using.

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The above screenshot shows a Schedule step that has been set to run Sunday to Thursday at 23:00 each night.

To read about tasks which make use of the schedule tool see:

Building a scheduled plain text email alert