Scheduled Tasks

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Overview

Scheduled Tasks are Pipelines that are invoked on a Schedule. You can create a Scheduled Task in Designer or Manager.  In Designer, you can create a Task in an open Pipeline on the canvas, then select to schedule a one-time execution on a fixed date and time, or a recurring execution on an interval or using a more complex schedule like a cron job. Alternatively, you can also create or update a Scheduled Task in Manager and assign the underlying Pipeline to the Scheduled Task. Once the Scheduled Task is created, you can monitor it in the SnapLogic Dashboard.

Key Features

Advanced Scheduling Logic for Repeatable Jobs. You can create cron jobs based on calendar dates, clock time, frequency, end dates, and across time zones.

Blackout Dates. You can apply exceptions (through selected dates) during which the Pipeline is not invoked. This functionality is useful for planned outages or holidays.


Scheduled Task Workflow


Prerequisites

  • You must have permissions to Project Space and Project to create and update Scheduled Tasks
  • You must have a Cloudplex or Groundplex set up to run a Scheduled Tasks successfully.


Support and Limitations

  • A Scheduled Task can take up to 10 minutes past the scheduled time to execute. If it misses that window, the task does not execute. 
  • If a Pipeline run is skipped because another instance is already running, the job history shows only the first skip. Subsequent job skips do not appear in the job history.
  • If your account is locked or your password expired, your Scheduled Tasks will fail to execute.


Known Issues

  • Scheduled Tasks that are migrated to a different Project do not reset their run counters.
  • Scheduled Tasks continue executing, even when the frequency for a task is updated from 1 minute to 1 week.
  • If your Org uses the Snaplex-based Scheduler, disabling and then enabling a Scheduled Task should prevent the Task from executing while disabled, but it does not.
  • When creating iterative Scheduled Tasks in time zone regions that have Daylight Savings, we recommend that you select the Cron Job option. See best practices for details.