3.11. Schedules

This chapter describes the how schedules are created and used within PxM. The following topics are included in this chapter:

3.11.1. Manage schedules

Schedules can be created and managed here and then attached to profiles to allow you to run device tasks automatically or at recurring intervals.

Default schedules have been created to get you started but new schedule can easily be added.

To view the Manage schedules page, click Schedules in the left-hand menu.

Manage schedules table

To view which tasks are using the schedule, hover over the schedule entry and the Used by tasks in profile(s) window will appear listing the profile names.

3.11.2. Creating a schedule

The Plus icon New schedule button allows you to create a new schedule.

To create a new schedule:

  1. On the Manage schedules page, click the Plus icon New schedule button.

  2. In the New schedule window, configure the following settings:

    New schedule window

    Heading Description
    Name: Enter an internal display name to reference the schedule.
    Time (UTC): Select the time the schedule will run the task at.

    Select how often the task will be run under this schedule. Options available are:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    If you selected a weekly or monthly frequency, you will need to select a pattern or accept the default presented. This does not apply if you selected a daily frequency.

    • Weekly: select which day of the week you would like the task to run.
    • Monthly: select on which day of the month you would like the task to run.
    Next runs (local) Displays the date/time the schedule will next run based on your selections.
  3. Click Save.

    New Schedule Window completed

3.11.3. Editing a schedule

See General usage section for inline editing.

3.11.4. Deleting a schedule

When a schedule is deleted, it will be automatically be removed from all profile tasks first.

To delete a schedule, right-click on an individual schedule and then click Delete icon Delete.

3.11.5. Scheduling a task

When you have created your schedules, they can be added to individual tasks within a profiles task section. See Configuring a Profile.