The Schedules page lets you add schedules for executing actions on repositories.

On this page:

Schedules table

The Schedules table lists each schedule that has been created and displays the following information:

Schedule name

The name set for the schedule. This can be used to identify the schedule in the Process log.

You should use a naming convention for schedule names:

<action type> <repository name> <schedule>

For example:

SCCM Demo Default Inventory 3am

SCCM Demo Inventory 11pm

Action type

The type of action selected for the schedule. The available action types are dependent on the selected repository type.

Action typeDescription
Sync Data

Only available for inventory repositories when one or more inventory connectors have been created.

Performs a sync action where the selected connector is run to fetch data from a data source and place it into the selected inventory repository.

Generate ReportPerforms a data processing action on the data in the selected repository.
RepositoryThe repository the action will be run on.
FrequencyThe frequency for the schedule.
Active fromThe date the schedule will be active from.
Active toThe date when the schedule will stop being active.

A green tick in this cell indicates that the schedule is enabled.

If the cell is empty the schedule is not enabled.

Adding a new Schedule

On the Schedules page you can create a new schedule by clicking the Add button. To demonstrate this we will create a daily schedule to fetch inventory data from Configuration Manager using an existing connector and place this in the default inventory repository.

To add a new schedule:

  1. Navigate to the Settings→Configuration→Schedules page.
  2. Click the Add button.
  3. In the Add schedule popup enter a Schedule name. In our example this is SCCM Default Inventory Daily 00:01.
  4. Select the Repository from the drop-down list. In our example we select the Default Inventory.
  5. Select the Action type from the drop-down list. In our example we select the Sync Data - System Center Configuration Manager action for the connector we created previously in <connector link>.
  6. For inventory sync data type actions you get the option to perform a Clean sync, which deletes the data in the selected inventory repository before performing the new sync. In our example we do not check this checkbox.
  7. Select a Frequency for the schedule.
    1. In our example we select to create a Daily schedule. Doing this adds the relevant controls to the Add schedule popup.
    2. Select the Active from date. In our example we select the current date.
    3. Select the Active to date. In our example we select the same day in the following year.
    4. Select the Time you want the schedule to run each day. In our example we set this to 00:01, so that the schedule runs at 1 minute past midnight in UTC time.
    5. Ensure that the Enabled checkbox is checked to make the schedule immediately active.
  8. When all the schedule fields are set click Add to add the active schedule.

Editing an existing Schedule

You can edit a particular schedule to change any of its parameters. To do this:

  1. Navigate to the Settings→Configuration→Schedules page.
  2. Check the checkbox next to the one schedule you want to edit.
  3. Click the Edit button.
  4. In the Edit schedule popup make any changes you need to the schedule.
  5. When you are finished, click Save to commit the changes.

A primary reason to edit an existing schedule is to temporarily disable it so that it can be edited and re-enabled at a later date. For example if you know you have a planned maintenance task you might want to temporarily disable the schedules during the maintenance and then re-enable them once the maintenance has finished.

Deleting a Schedule

You can delete a particular schedule when it is no longer needed. To do this:

  1. Navigate to the Settings→Configuration→Schedules page.
  2. Check the checkbox next to the one schedule you want to delete (you can delete multiple schedules in a single action by checking multiple schedules).
  3. Click the Delete button.
  4. In the Delete schedule(s) popup you will be asked if you want to proceed.
  5. To proceed and delete the selected schedule(s) click the Yes, delete schedule(s) button.