The Jobs Section

There are predefined and user-defined (custom) jobs available. You can define, change, or delete user-defined jobs just as you like. Predefined jobs, however, can not be created or deleted, and it is also not possible to modify their code. Of course the execution schedule of all jobs can be set as desired. The following predefined jobs exist:

Job name  Task
systemPublish Transfers file update information to the Template Engine and initiates on the live server the export and the publishing process.
systemTransferUpdates Transfers file update information to the Template Engine.
systemSendReminderNotifications Sends e-mails for due reminders.

In the Jobs configuration section you can create and edit jobs if you have the global administration permission. If required, you can execute jobs, i. e. place them in the execution queue. You can also cancel jobs, i.e. remove them from the queue. It is however not possible to cancel a job whose Tcl script is currently being run. In this case, the job is at position 0 in the queue and cannot be removed from it.

Please note that jobs are executed in server mode only (i. e. not when the Content Manager is run using the -single command line parameter).

If you would like to create, edit, delete, execute or cancel a job, or view its log, switch to the Jobs section by clicking on the Jobs tab in the Configuration area.

Use the search function of the Jobs section to display the jobs. If you would like to display jobs whose titles contain a particular search text, first select one of the job criteria (all jobs, waiting jobs, active jobs, or jobs executed under my login) as well as the job category from the popup menus. Then enter the search text in the entry field and click on the Search button. The list of jobs matching the search criteria is then displayed in the main area of the section. You can start a new search by entering a new text in the entry field and clicking on the Search button again. If you would like to have all jobs available in a category displayed, select the All Jobs criteria, leave the entry field empty, and click on the Search button.

The list entries of the search result each contain the name of the job, its position in the queue and its title, the login under which the job may be executed as well as the status of the job and the date it was last executed.

The number of jobs displayed in the list depends on your personal preferences. If the list contains more entries than you have set as default, a sequence of numbers in ascending order will appear above and below the list. Each number refers to an additional results page which you can display by clicking on the number. You can also move forwards and backwards (using next and previous).

If you click on the name of a job listed, the Content Manager displays all the available information concerning this job on its view page: