In this video, you will learn how to use Confirmation Calendar settings to shift the day a job will run, or prevent the job from running, for example because of a holiday, or a major system backup.
Shifting scheduling - 00:22
Confirmation calendar - 1:10
Holidays calendar - 1:37
Exception Policy field options - 2:25
Let’s look at an example where we have a job that runs on Mondays and Wednesdays. When there is a holiday on a Monday or Wednesday, we want the job to run on the following day.
To meet this scheduling criteria, we can use a calendar that has Mondays and Wednesdays selected, or we can just choose these days in the Scheduling tab.
In this video, we’ll select Weekdays, and then select Monday and Wednesday.
We want the job to run every month, so we will leave the default setting of all months selected in the Order on Months area.
Let’s click View Schedule to make sure we selected the correct values. Everything looks good.
Now let’s scroll down to the Confirmation Calendar area.
In the Confirmation Calendar area, we want to select a calendar that includes working days but excludes holidays. We have a calendar in the list called “Holidays”, which we will select.
Note that you must use a Regular calendar in the Confirmation Calendar area.
For more information about creating calendars, take a look at our Calendars video.
Let’s take a look a quick look at the Holidays calendar by clicking View.
This calendar has Monday through Fridays selected, except for holidays.
In our example, we want the job to run on the following day, if a holiday falls on a Monday or Wednesday.
So in the Exception Policy field, we will select Order on next confirmed day.
Let’s click View Schedule to see when the job will run.
There is a holiday on Monday, September 3rd, and we see that the job won’t run on Monday but will run on the next day, Tuesday Sept 4th.
There’s also a holiday on Wednesday, September 19th, and this job will run on the next day, Sept 20th, and so forth for the other holidays in this calendar.
Let’s take a few more moments, and look at the other options in the Exception Policy field.
Using our example, if you want the job to run on the day before a holiday, you would select Order on previous confirmed day.
If you don’t want the job to run on a holiday or any other day, then select Do not order.
And last, Order anyway, means the job will run on holidays.
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