This documentation supports releases of BMC Helix Continuous Optimization up to December 31, 2021. To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Configuring the Task chain

The Task chain is used to add a list of tasks that need to be executed sequentially. The task sequence order specified in the run configuration determinates the order of the execution of the tasks.

Specify the following details for the Run configuration of the task:

Basic options

Run Configuration


A unique name for the task chain


Select if the task should be executed in the Test or Production environment.


A description of the task

Tasks sequence

Select tasks from Available tasks and click >> to add them to Tasks included in chain. You can reorder the tasks.

Advanced options
Run Configuration


Type the number of tasks that can be executed simultaneously. This can be set per process or available cores.

Continue on error

Select if you want to ETL task to continue or stop execution when an error is encountered.

Scheduling options

Hour mask (leave empty for no mask)

Select the time of the day when the task is scheduled to run.

Day of week mask (leave empty for no mask)

Select the days of the week to schedule the task.

Day of month mask (leave empty for no mask)

Select the days of the month to schedule the task.

Apply mask validation

Select if you want to mask the validation or not.

Execute after time

Specify the time period after which the scheduler task must be executed.


Select if you want the task to be enqueued if other tasks are being executed.

Click Save to add the task chain to Run configurations and it will be set to Active.

To run this configuration, click . The task executions are displayed in Run History with Date, Last exit state, number of warnings, number of errors, number of failures, and run time details.

To delete a task chain, click Delete.

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