Automatic Job Scheduling

System Maintenance Menu -> Configure System Settings -> System Tab -> General Settings -> Automatic Job Scheduling

Certain maintenance and reporting jobs can be setup to run automatically at specific times from a Linux or Windows network.
The listing of these jobs can be maintained in this schedule, by job name, occurrence, time, and printer. The last date and time that the job was run is also displayed.

Automatic Job Scheduling can be maintained in the window in the "General Settings" on the System tab of the Configure System Settings.
An operator must be assigned a Security Role that allows permission to the System - Automatic Job Scheduling in order to access this table.

Some of these cronjobs, such as those collecting data for the utilization reporting, record a "Snapshot" of the status of each product at a regular pre-determined data capture date and time.
The "Snapshot" job does not require a printer, as a file is created but no output is actually produced at that time. The output can then later be generated as a report or email from Rental Utilization Reports, or Dollar/Time Utilization, or as a report or email from other jobs setup in Background Tasks Processing.

In a Windows environment if the gateways are not proving reliable running the job scheduler, refer to the section for Windows BKTX, Job Scheduling and Emailing which outlines the configuration for using the Windows Scheduler to perform these tasks.

This prompts to setup the schedule are:

Leave this field blank to view all scheduled jobs, or enter the job or function name, or select a job from the drop-down list.

Programs that can be setup in the Automatic Schedule include:

This list of functions is maintained by Texada Software.
If your firm would like additional reports to be available, please contact Texada Support to discuss programming options.

The SCS operator can click on the icon to view the log as outlined in SCSCRON Log


Sequence numbers are automatically assigned to track and organize the records in the file.
Multiple records can be entered.

The program or function name displays.
To add a new job, enter the function name or select it from the drop-down list.

The program, report, or job description displays.

Window to view the scheduling options:
  • Enter 01 to 31, to execute the job on a specific date each month.
  • Enter the first 3 letters of the day of the week, to execute the job on a specific day of every week.
  • Enter DAY to execute the job once a day.
  • Enter ONE to execute the job one time only.

Regardless of the location time zone, all jobs run as of the files server's clock.
Enter the server time, using a 24 hour clock, that the job should be initiated.

Window to access the Time Conversion window to view the current server date and time.
Enter the local time for the job to be run and the screen will also display the converted server time at which the job will be run.

The date that the program will next be run is displayed.
This is calculated according to the Day information.

This field displays the date that the job was last run.

This field displays the time that the job was last run.

Enter the printer code or select a system printer from the window.
This prompt does not appear for System Call Commands.

This prompt only appears for System Call Commands.
Enter the system command to be run at the scheduled date and time.

Expanded Record
Click EXP/CON button to view the additional information including:
Automatic Job scheduling is usually not configured for Playdata, and to prevent confusion in reporting only three functions can be run from Play data including REM_JUNK, SCSCRON3, and WSQUEUE1.
All other functions are disabled in Play.

Check this box if this report should NOT be generated in the Playdata or Pre-production companies.

  • A PlayData company is identified when the data directory name contains the word "play".
  • A Pre-Production company is identified when the data directory name contains the word "pre".

Uncheck this box to cause the report to be generated in both the actual and the test/play company.

Displays the completion date and time for the last time that the job was run.

Finished ?
Click ACCEPT to accept the records and again to close the screen.

When the accepted list is re-accessed, it is re-sorted alphabetically by function or job name.

Email Output:
The email address used to post the results of some of the automated jobs, can be setup in the window on the Email field in Automatic Reporting, or as defined for each job above, or the default can be setup in Company Miscellaneous Parameters.

Note: Some reports are emailed in spreadsheet format, and if the resulting file is not recognizing the file association and is opening in a browser instead of Excel, open the file in Windows Explorer, or save the file to disk before opening in Excel.

Additional actions provided by buttons on the Automatic Job Scheduling screen include:

Topic Keyword: SCSCRON2
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