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Schedule a Report Examples

Examples for scheduling a report using Cron expressions.
The following examples describe how to schedule a report using the using Cron scheduler format. The Cron time string format consists of five fields that Cron converts into a time interval. For example, a Cron string of
0 10 15 * *
runs a report on 15th of each month at 10:00.

Schedule a report starting January 1 and then monthly

In this example, you want to schedule a report on January 1, 2020 at 0800 and thereafter 1st of each month.
In the
Cron Expression
field, type
00 8 1 1/1 *
Number
Description
00
00 in minutes
8
8am
1
The first of each month
1/1
Starting in January, and every month thereafter. If you want the report to start on a different month, change 1/1 to the relevant month, such as 2/1 for February, 3/1 for March and so on.
*
Any day of the week
The reports run at 8am on January 1, 2020, February 1, 2020, March 1, 2020 and so on.
Cron calculates the next relevant date. If you want the report to run next month, provided that date has passed in the current month, you do not need to specify the month. For example, assume the date is 12 December. To run the report on 11 January at 8am, type
00 8 11 * *
. The report starts running on 11 January (and on 11th of each month thereafter). If the current date is 10 December, the next run date would be 11 December.

Schedule a report on once a year

In this example you want to schedule a report on 6 January 2020 at 0800 and every year on the 1 January (the current date is Thursday 12 December 2019).
In the
Cron Expression
field, type
00 8 1 1 *
Number
Description
00
00 minutes
8
8am
1
1st day of each month
1
Starting every January. For different months change the number
*
Any day of the week
The report runs at 0800 on 1 January 2020, 1 January 2021, 1 January 2022, and so on.

Schedule a report every week on a Monday

In this example, you need to schedule a report at midnight every week on a Monday (the current date is Thursday, 12 December 2019)
Type the following expression in Cron:
00 0 * * 1
Number
Description
00
00 in minutes
0
Midnight
*
Any day
*
Any month
1
Monday
The report runs on the first available Monday 16 December at midnight, and on 23 December, 30 December, 6 January, and so on.

Schedule a report every weekday from February for 6 months

In this example, you need to schedule a report at 5.30pm every weekday (Mon - Fri) starting in February for the 6 months (assume the current date is Thursday 12 December 2019).
In the
Cron Expression
field, type
30 17 * 2/6 1-5
Number
Description
30
30 minutes
17
5pm
*
Any day
2/6
Starting in February for the next 6 months.
1-5
Monday to Friday
The report runs at 5.30pm on February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and so on.

Schedule a daily report

In this example, you need to schedule a report every day at 0600 (the current date is Wednesday 12 December).
In the
Cron Expression
field, type
0 6 * * *
Number
Description
00
00 in minutes
6
6am
*
Any day
*
Any month
*
Any day of the week. If you want to run from Monday to Friday, type 1-5. For Sunday to Thursday, type 0-4.
The report runs at 6am on 13 December, 14, 15, 16 and so on.

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