Where most Rules are triggered to fire based on a system message or command, you can create Rules that are triggered to fire on time.

These events never appear in the Event Activity Statistics application. For example, you can specify that a Rule fires

  • at 10:00 A.M. every weekday

  • every Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at 5-minute intervals

  • at BBI-SS PAS startup

  • at 1:00 P.M. and fires every 10 minutes until 2:00 P.M.

All these Rules are TIME-initiated Rules and have an event type of TIME.

A Rule must be enabled at least 121 seconds (two minutes and one second) before the next start interval that it is scheduled to be fired. If the rule is not enabled, the following interval is used as the start time.

For example, suppose a Rule specifies a start time of 10:00:00 with an interval of one hour. If it is enabled at 10:58:01, it will fire for the first time at 12:00:00. If it is enabled at 10:57:59, it will fire for the first time at 11:00:00.

For information about how your automation with time-initiated Rules can be affected when you change the MVS Local Time to observe daylight savings time, refer to Field descriptions for the Rule Processor

Refer toCreating TIME-initiated Rules for an example of creating a TIME-initiated Rule.

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