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Scheduling processes in Control Room

In Control Room, you can set up your Workforce Processes to run automatically on a schedule. The schedule can be set using different strategies to get as granular as you need.

The process scheduler is available on Control Room Starter tier and above.

Setting the schedule for a Workforce Process

In Control Room, navigate to the process you want to schedule inside your workspace. Click the Configure process button. You will find the Schedule panel on the right side:

Control Room: Activate scheduling

You can choose between three scheduling strategies:

Control Room: Choose scheduling strategy

Scheduling type: Interval

Using the Interval strategy, you can schedule a process to run after a fixed interval, expressed in minutes.

Control Room: Specify minutes in interval scheduler

The process will trigger automatically after the specified amount of minutes after the last execution ended.

Scheduling type: Weekday

Using the Weekday strategy, you can define a specific time and one or more days of the week when your process will be executed automatically.

Control Room: Weekly schedule

Scheduling type: Custom (cron)

Control Room supports scheduling using CRON expressions. These powerful, universal expressions can describe even the most complex of schedules.

Simple CRON expression

The following CRON expression triggers the process at the minute 30 of every hour every day:

30 * * * *

Control Room: CRON scheduling

Complex CRON expression

Sometimes the scheduling requirements are more complicated:

At 04:05 on Wednesday and Friday in February, April, June, August, October, and December (Europe/Helsinki time zone).

Here's what the complicated schedule looks like as a CRON expression:

5 4 * 2,4,6,8,10,12 3,5

Control Room: Complex CRON scheduling

Help for creating CRON expressions

You can go to https://crontab.guru/#5_4_*_2,4,6,8,10,12_3,5 to edit the expression, or create your own. The user interface also translates the CRON expression into a human-readable phrase:

Crontab.guru

June 30, 2021