Adding a process schedule

A process schedule is required to orchestrate the integration of real-time business activities with traditional background IT processing. You can use the Schedules tab to create or add a process schedule.

The following video (6:51) shows how to use Grid Manager to add a process schedule or run a process on demand.

 https://youtu.be/WxiM4LUK9w8

Note

Schedules created in Grid Manager are not bound to the associated module in the same way as schedules created in Development Studio. If you you deactivate or upgrade a module, Grid Manager deletes the associated schedules (created in Grid Manager) and defers to any schedules in the module file.

Schedules created in Development Studio are not deleted when you deactivate or upgrade a module.

To add a process schedule

  1. In the Grid Manager application, select the Manage tab and then select the Schedules tab.
  2. Click Add to open the Add Schedule page.
  3. Use the entry fields on the Add Schedule page to define the the schedule.
    1. Provide general information for the schedule:

      Field

      Description

      Name

      Type the name for the schedule.

      Comment

      Type a description for the schedule.

      Process ID

      Select the Process ID for the process that you want to run.

    2. Specify the peer on which you want the process to run:

      Field

      Description

      Peer Location

      Select the peer on which the process should run:

      any: process can run on any peer in the grid. The master process processor will distribute the process to the next available peer.

      peer: process runs on the peer on you specify in the Peer Name field.

      Peer Name

      Select the name of the peer on which you want the process to run. The name must match a peer on the grid on which the module is activated. This field is required if you choose peer in the Peer Location field.

    3. Perform one of the following actions to specify when to start the process:
      • Click Start immediately to start the process when the module is activated.
      • Click Start On to specify a time to start the process.
    4. Set how often you want the process to run: The process will run at the specified frequency until the designated end point.
      • Click Run every to set a frequency in minutes and seconds.
      • Click the second option and select a frequency to set a frequency in hours, days, weeks, or months.
        The process will run at the specified frequency until the designated end point.
    5. Select the time for the process to end:
      • Click Run forever to run the process without a defined termination point.
      • Click Stop on to set a date and time at which to stop the process. When you select this option, the current date and time populate the entry. Use the MM/DD/YYYY format to change the value.
      • Click After N runs to designate a fixed number of occurrences for the process.
  4. Click OK to save the process schedule and return to the Schedules page.

Related topics

Executing a process on demand
Editing a process schedule
Deleting a process schedule

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