Processes: Standard Tasks: Task Scheduler

With the Task Scheduler task type, you can allow users to schedule when future tasks will start.  Users will have the ability to pick the date from a calendar, the hour of the day and the time zone that the task will start.

Note: By coupling the Task Scheduler with a Launch Request task type, users can schedule a new request (instance of a process) to start.

Note: You can also use the Form Assigner task type to allow users to schedule the start dates of future tasks.  The only difference being is that this Task Schedulerallows the user to also choose the hour and time zone that the future task will start.

First, choose the Task Scheduler task type and drag it into your process.  Select Configure Task from the task menu...

As shown below under Task Scheduler Settings, choose the task from the process that you want the user to schedule under Allow recipients to schedule the following task.  In this example, we are choosing the Launch Request task type which will schedule a new request for a process configured in the Launch Request task type.  Select Save Settings to save your configuration.

As with any task requiring a recipient, be sure to also define a recipient or recipients for the Task Scheduler task.  Below, we will show how the Task Schedulerappears to the recipient of the task:

The recipient can choose the Date, Time (start hour), AM/PM and Time Zone settings to start the task.

The Request Detail now reflects the scheduled start time for the Launch Request task in the example above.





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