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Cron Job Data Sheet

Click on a cron job to open the data sheet.

The data sheet of a cron job consists of different areas:

  1. Options
  2. Editable Settings
  3. Additional Information
  4. Error Logs (for details see page Reading the Logs of a Cron Job)

How to Edit a Cron Job

Options

In the navigation bar of the job data sheet you find different options:

IconDescription
Use this icon to go back to the job list.
Use this icon to save changes to the data sheet.
Use this icon to deactivate the job.
Use this icon to activate the job.
Use this icon to execute the job.
Use this icon to delete the job.

Editable Settings

The following cron job settings can be edited after the cron job is created:

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

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.

Don't forget to save  your changes before you leave the data sheet.

Additional Information and Logs

The cron job data sheet also contains further details of the job in read-only mode.

Additional Information

Section Additional Information contains the meta information about the job such as:

  • Status
  • Name
  • Internal Context
  • User Context UUID
  • Last Execution (date and time)
  • Creation Date (date and time)
  • Modification D ate (date and time)

Error Logs

Section Error Logs allows the user to search the logs of the cron job.

See page Reading the Logs of a Cron Job for further details.

The maximum size of the error log for each cron job is per default 100. You can adjust the value in the service-specific configuration file, see Adapting Service Configuration for further information. In the configuration file, adjust the property errorLogMaxSize and restart the cron-service.

Please note that old logs will be deleted if you decrease the value (sorted by their creation date). Changing the value affects all cron jobs.

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