- Last Modified:
- 06 Jun 2019
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TERMINALFOUR has a schedule functionality, which is used for managing a publish schedule as well as any other scheduled tasks, such as review and archiving of content.
Current scheduled tasks
To view the Task Scheduler go to System administration > Task scheduler.
All current scheduled tasks are listed showing their name, create date, the date it is next due to run, the maximum number of times it will run, how often it runs and how many times it has run to date.
The list can be sorted, filtered and the number of records to display can be changed.
In addition to tasks that are created by a user, tasks for content review and content archive are also shown:
|Name (id)||Name of the task and the ID|
|Create date||Date/time the task was created|
|Next due||Date/time the task is next due to run|
|Maximum executions||The maximum number of times this task will run e.g. Infinite, 1|
|Execution interval||The execution interval of the task e.g. 1 hour, 1 day, 10 minutes, Once|
|Execution count||The number of times this task has run|
Click the Create new task button to create a new schedule task and select the type of task that is required:
|Channel SEO report||Schedule an SEO report for a channel|
|Channel accessibility report||Schedule an accessibility report for a channel|
|Channel publish||Schedule a publish of a channel|
|Content syncer||Schedule a sync for a content syncer data store|
|External link checker report||Schedule a check of all external links within the system|
|Formbuilder submissions||Schedule a task to import submissions from the configured form bank server|
|Google sitemap||Schedule a google site map to be generated for a given site|
|LDAP import||Schedule an import of users from an LDAP server|
|Social poster||Schedule the social poster to process pending posts|
|Temporary directory clearout||Schedule a task to clean the temp directory|
|Transfer site||Schedule a transfer for a transfer manager site|
|URLRedirect generator||Schedule a task to generate the files for a URLRedirect site|
|xForms||Schedule a task to download files for xForms and import any relevant content|
Details to enter depend on the task type selected:
|All||Name||Sets the name of the task|
|All||Next due||Sets the date/time for the next/first execution of the task|
|All||Execution interval||Sets the execution interval of the task. Options are: Once, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours, 5 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 1 week|
|Channel SEO report||Channel||Sets the channel for the SEO report|
|Channel accessibility report||Channel||Sets the channel for the accessibility report|
|Channel publish||Channel||Sets the channel to publish|
|Channel publish||Publish complete channel||Publishes the complete channel|
|Channel publish||Publish microsites||Publishes the channel's microsites rather than a full publish|
|Channel publish||Microsites||Sets the microsites to publish|
|Channel publish||Publish pending version||Publishes the channels pending version|
|Channel publish||Publish archive sections||If Allow advanced options for scheduled publishes is enabled in the Preview & Publish Settings, this option is available. If checked, it forces a publish of archive sections (configured on the General tab when Creating or Edting a Section)|
|Channel publish||Override publish period restriction||If Allow advanced options for scheduled publishes is enabled in the Preview & Publish Settings, this option is available. If checked, it publishes all fulltext content, even if the fulltext publish period on the Channel is not complete.|
|Content syncer||Data store||Sets the data store to sync|
|Content syncer||Sync type||
Sets the type of sync to perform:
|Content syncer||Email address||The email address of the person(s) you want to be notified in case of a failure of the sync.|
|Google sitemap||Google site||Sets the id of the google site to use to generate the sitemap xml file|
|Google sitemap||Sitemap URL||Sets the URL for the sitemap xml file|
|Transfer site||Transfer site||Sets the site to transfer|
|URLRedirect generator||URLRedirect site||Sets the id of the URLRedirect site to use to generate the relevant files|
|xForms||Configuration file||Sets the path to the xForms configuration file|
Select the users to receive notifications.
Click Save changes to generate the task.
A task can be edited by clicking the name or by selecting Actions > Edit.
Delete a task
To delete a task, place a check in the box beside the task and click Actions > Delete. You can Select all items by checking the box located in the header row and bulk delete the items.
Alternatively, it is possible to temporarily suspend scheduled tasks, to prevent them from running.