After you have finished developing the recipes in your flow, you can define scheduled executions of the recipe or recipes within the flow to deliver outputs to known locations. Using the Automator, you can automate execution of jobs on source data, which can be replenished with fresh data asynchronously.
NOTE: Before you begin, you should verify that your data management pipeline into and out of the platform has been appropriately defined. This pipeline includes how data is written to the output location. For more information, see Overview of Automator.
When you schedule a job, you create two objects in Flow View:
NOTE: You must create both of these objects to schedule a job execution.
|Schedule||A schedule applies to the entire flow. It contains one or more intervals at which the recipes of the flow are executed. Recipes are executed if their outputs include a scheduled destination.|
|Scheduled destination||A scheduled destination is an output location, format, and other settings that is populated with the results of executing the related recipes.|
Tip: You can create schedules for datasets with parameters. Any overrides specified through Flow View are automatically applied at runtime for the scheduled job. See Flow View Page.
Notes on scheduled jobs:
NOTE: If your scheduled flow uses an imported output object where execution overrides have been specified, then the overrides are applied to the scheduled job. Property values that do not appear in the imported output object are taken from the Project Settings page. See Dataflow Execution Settings.
Frequency: Select the time and frequency of execution: Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or cron.
NOTE: Scheduling supports a modified version of cron scheduling syntax. For more information, see cron Schedule Syntax Reference.
To add another scheduled time, click Add.
For more information, see Add Schedule Dialog.
Specify an output location, format, and updating method.
For more information, see Run Job Page.
NOTE: If you receive an email indicating
In Flow View, click the Calendar icon. Then, click Delete Schedule.
Tip: If you have deleted the schedule for the flow, you do not need to delete the scheduled destination. It cannot run without a schedule.