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Scheduler Settings

Use this form to set up a Scheduler Tasks file to load by default when Collect!'s Scheduler is opened. This will save you time and typing. You can set up a series of tasks once and load it into the Scheduler as needed.


Scheduler Settings

tip.gif To save a Scheduler Tasks file, select the SAVE button on the Scheduler form when you are viewing a list of scheduled tasks. This creates a special file with an *.sch extension that can be read by Collect!.

Each database in Collect! stores its own configurations from the Scheduler Settings form. The settings you set here will be used whenever you sign into the database you are in when you set the configuration. So if you are signed into the masterdb, you are setting defaults for the masterdb.

Default Scheduler Tasks File

Enter the name of the Scheduler Tasks file that holds the list of tasks you wish to run. By default, Collect! stores task files in the CV11\bin folder and you can just type in a filename. Or, you can use the BROWSE button to locate the Scheduler Tasks file you wish to use.

tip.gif When the 'Select Default Scheduler Tasks File' dialog appears, it will only show files with the *.sch extension that Collect! uses for saved Scheduler Tasks files.

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Browse

Select this button to open the 'Select Default Scheduler Tasks File' dialog where you can select a previously saved Scheduler Tasks file that you want to use as your default when the Scheduler is started. Select the file you wish to use and select OPEN. The next time you open the Scheduler, Collect! will load the file you selected as your default.


Select Default Scheduler Tasks File

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Automatically Load Default File

Switch ON 'Automatically Load Default File' to load the scheduled tasks when you open the Scheduler. This is useful when you have a series of tasks that you run on a regular basis. When you sign in as a Scheduler Operator, the Scheduler will display the list of tasks already for you to press START SCHEDULER with no further action required on your part.

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Start Scheduler Automatically

Switch ON 'Start Scheduler Automatically' if you want the Scheduler to start as soon as you sign into Collect! as a Scheduler operator.

tip.gif This will only work if you have tasks in the Scheduler Tasks list. So make sure you are using this switch with "Load Default File At Startup" switched ON and that you have a valid default file that contains your previously saved tasks.

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Log File Settings

When a task runs, Collect! writes a date/time stamped entry to the log file. By default, this file is located in CV11\bin\scheduler.log.

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Scheduler Tasks For Each Database

The settings you set in this form are for the database you are signed into. If you wish to configure Scheduler defaults for other databases, sign into them and set the settings.

You can also set a task file to load automatically in the Collect! shortcut, using the /sch: command line option. This command will load the tasks file into whatever database you sign into using the shortcut.

For Example:

C:\CV11\bin\CV11.exe /sch:demo.sch
Load the Scheduler Tasks file named demo.sch when Collect! starts.

tip.gif The /sch setting takes precedence over any file specified in the Scheduler Settings "Default scheduler task file."

Please refer to Help topic, Command Line Startup Options for details.

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Help

Select the HELP button for Help on the Scheduler Settings form and related help topics.

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Cancel

Select the CANCEL button to ignore any changes you have made and return to the previous form.

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OK

Select the OK button to save any changes you have made and return to the previous form.

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See Also

- System Administration Topics

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