Schedule tasks to run automatically with Collect!'s Scheduler
module. This optional module works like the operating system's
task scheduler. You schedule tasks to run and set the times and
other parameters and Collect! performs the tasks at the
Click into the Scheduler Tasks window and then select the NEW
button to begin scheduling tasks.
Collect! Task Scheduler
Tasks that may be scheduled include:
The Scheduler is an optional module in Collect!
and must be purchased.
Accessing The Scheduler
To access the Scheduler, select Tools from the top menu bar
and then select Scheduler. You must be signed in as a
user with access level 10 or 99.
To open the Scheduler automatically, you can sign into
Collect! as an Operator with Type "Scheduler." This must be
set up in the Operator form accessed through the System,
Rights, Operators menu option. Please refer to help on Operator
for more information.
This window shows scheduled tasks and their settings. You
can edit or delete scheduled tasks or create a new task. Select
a column heading to sort the tasks.
Click into the window and then select a button. Press F1
*** TIP You can create a series of repeated tasks and
save this as a file. All settings and configurations
for saved tasks can be instantly retrieved and
loaded into the Scheduler as needed.
Select the START SCHEDULER button to start the Scheduler.
This activates the Scheduler and starts the timer so that Collect!
can perform the scheduled tasks in the list.
Make sure you do not close the Collect! instance
running in Scheduler mode so that your tasks can
run on time.
You can start the Scheduler automatically when
a Scheduler operator signs into Collect!. See
the Scheduler Settings for details.
Select this button for Help on the Scheduler and
related help topics.
Select the SETTINGS button to view the Scheduler Settings
form where you can set a default task file to load when the
Scheduler is opened. You can also switch ON "Start
Scheduler Automatically" from this form to start up the
Scheduler as soon as the Scheduler operator signs on.
Press F1 for help when the Scheduler Settings form
When a task runs, Collect! writes a date/time stamped
entry to the CV11\bin\scheduler.log. Select the VIEW LOG
button to view the entries in the Scheduler log.
Scheduler Log Entries
Select the QUIT button to close the Scheduler. This will
close Collect! and return you to your Desktop.
If you quit the Scheduler, tasks that you
have scheduled will not run! The Scheduler
must be running if you want to perform the
Automatically Shutting Down
The Scheduler will not shut down automatically as long as
it is active. This means it must actually be running a task or
have its Scheduler Tasks window displayed waiting for the
next task to run.
If you wish to log out of the Scheduler automatically at a
given time, you can use the command line argument /T in
the CV11 shortcut you use to start the instance of the Scheduler.
Please refer to Help topic, Command Line Startup Options
- System Administration Topics
- Scheduler Tasks