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If you use the icon , an empty cron job data sheet opens.

The data sheet contains the basic data of a cron job:

  • Name
  • Pattern
  • Internal Context
  • Service
  • Event
  • Activate Job After Saving
  • Execute Job After Saving
  • Payload

How to Create a Cron Job

To create a new cron job, click iconon the cron manager start page.

An empty cron job data sheet opens.

Name

Enter a name for the job in this field.

Pattern

You can enter a six-digit pattern. If you use only five digits, the seconds are omitted. The pattern defines the schedule of the job. Using the correct pattern, you can determine whether the job should be executed at fixed times, dates, or intervals.

Formatting of the Pattern:

  • Separate the individual digits by spaces.
  • You can use * as a wildcard.
  • The following order applies to the input:

Frequently Used Patterns

  • Every minute: * * * * *
  • Every second: * * * * * *
  • Every midnight: 0 0 * * *
  • All 15 seconds, but only on sundays: */15 * * * * 0
  • Every minute between 17:30 and 17:45: 30-45 17 * * *
  • Mondays to fridays at 01:20 and 01:30: 20,30 1 * * 1-5

Internal Context

Available options are Yes and No (default):

  • If you keep the default No , the job will be executed in the user context of the logged-in user.
  • If you choose Yes, the job will be executed in the internal context without user data.

Service

Open the drop-down list to select the appropriate service.

Scheer PAS Cron Manager can address platform services only. Customer-specific services are currently not supported.

Event

Open the drop-down list to select the appropriate event. The list shows all events that are available in the selected service.

Activate Job After Saving

The field allows you to activate the job directly:

  • Choose option Activate to activate the job when it is created.
  • If you choose Don't activate (default), the job remains deactivated until you activate it manually (see Editing a Cron Job for details).

Execute Job After Saving

The field allows you to initiate the first execution of the job regardless of the pattern:

  • If you choose Execute, the job will be executed initially after its creation - regardless of the defined pattern. The second execution is then based on the pattern.
  • If you select Don't execute (default), the execution will be based directly on the pattern if the job is activated.

Payload

Enter your service request in the editor. The payload must contain a valid JSON. The editor supports you to insert valid JSON:

IconDescription
Click this button to format your input with proper intendation and line feeds (default).
Click this button to remove all whitespaces and show compact JSON data.
Click this button to undo your last action in the editor.
Click this button to redo your last action in the editor.


The editor displays erroneous input:

  • Hover over the error icon before the line number to display a hint for the errors in this line.
  • Click the error icon in the footer to parse all errors. The result will be shown in the footer.

If you have completed your input, create the cron job: Press .

Your cron job is created and added to the job list.

The job is displayed with a blue frame if you activated it.

Click icon  to deactivate the job.

A grey frame indicates that the job is not activated.

Click icon  to activate the job.

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