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Topic Title: Beta2 Task Scheduling
Topic Summary: Schedule type trigger query
Created On: 01/03/2014 02:28 AM
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Answer This question was answered by Leonard Amabile, on Monday, January 6, 2014 8:40 AM

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Hi Lee,

The debate has been made for include and/or exclude. Having one instead of the other has its arguments from both sides and we are looking to adding both includes and excludes at a later date.

 01/03/2014 02:28 AM
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LeeBurns
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I am probably missing something obvious here, but how would I setup a job trigger for mon to fri between two times?

If I set up the working days schedule option, thats fine, but I cannot see a specific time period option to set?

Also, If I go to exclude and select any option, the time settings are greyed out.

 01/03/2014 08:13 AM
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Ronak Patel
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Hi LeeBurns,

When you are adding Exclusions, Time Range is only enable when Schedule type is in hours, minutes or seconds.

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 01/04/2014 04:40 AM
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Thanks Ronak

So is there no option for a time frame at the include level?

In effect you have to create the trigger for mon to fri then exclude the times you do not want the task to run? That does not seem right to me?

 01/06/2014 06:52 AM
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Hi Lee,

The debate has been made for include and/or exclude. Having one instead of the other has its arguments from both sides and we are looking to adding both includes and excludes at a later date.



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Hi Leonard, I will work around by excluding the times I do not require. Thanks for confirming.

 01/06/2014 08:41 AM
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Hi Leonard, I will work around by excluding the times I do not require. Thanks for confirming.

 02/03/2014 03:01 AM
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Out of interest, what are the arguments for only having this option the Exclude section?

This is a big issue for us as all our tasks would either run once a day on certain days (fine), or on certain days between a certain time frames. Setting an exclude for all times around those required will be very annoying.

 02/09/2014 08:56 PM
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I'd support bringing back "Include" times (in addition to "Exclude" times). Defining an Exclusion is annoying when the intended job run times traverse midnight. For example, defining an Inclusion time of 7AM to 7PM is a lot simpler than defining Exclusion times of 7PM to midnight and then midnight to 7AM.
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