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Version: 4.15.1

Scheduler component

The Scheduler component allows you to schedule actions on certain intervals or times.

The Scheduler must be the first component in a flow. You can use it as a cron trigger or as a repeat trigger. They can't be combined.

Configuration

The Scheduler component has the following configuration options:

Time Zone

Indicates you the time zone used by the cron. Its default is Europe/Amsterdam and it's not editable.

Method

Configure the type of trigger you want to use.

Options

  • Use cron selector (default)
  • Enter cron manually
  • Set a repeater

Cron selector

Use our built-in cron selector to configure a cron job for the scheduler.

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Only available when Method is set to Use cron selector.

Manual cron

Manually configure and validate a cron job for the scheduler. Use the Validate button to verify your cron expression is correct for use within Dovetail.

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Only available when Method is set to Enter cron manually.

tip

To manually configure a cron expression you can use the Cronmaker website as a reference. It calculates a list of the next triggers for your cron expression.

For more information on Quartz Cron Trigger, you can visit the Cron Trigger website.

Repeat Count

Specify how often a flow is repeatedly triggered.

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Only available when Method is set to Set a repeater.

Repeat Count has to be set to -1 or greater than 1, for example:

  • 1 will trigger the flow 2 times: once when installed and once after the Repeat Interval passes.
  • 9 will trigger the flow 10 times: once when installed and 9 times after each subsequent Repeat Interval passes.
  • -1 will trigger the flow indefinitely after each subsequent Repeat Interval.
can't trigger flow only once

It is not possible to trigger a flow only once in this version.

Repeat Interval

Specifies the interval in milliseconds between repeating triggers, e.g. 10000 (every 10 secs) or 3600000 (every hour).

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Only available when Method is set to Set a repeater.

minumum repeat interval

The minimum Repeat Interval is 10000 milliseconds

Last update on May 30, 2024