The built-in Scheduler allows you to run your TRANSACTION files in an unattended mode at a user-defined pre-scheduled time. Any script can be set up to run automatically on a schedule by using the Run Later (Scheduling a Run) option on the Run screen. You can also set up a new run using Scheduler, as described below.
When you schedule an automated run, TRANSACTION performs the following process:
You can also use the Scheduler to edit any of the settings for the scheduled jobs listed or to delete a job run as needed.
Note: To run a scheduled script on a virtual machine (VM) with Windows 7 or later or Windows Server 2008 or later, you must remain logged on to the VM.
For information about running Winshuttle with Citrix, see Citrix installation with Winshuttle products.
When you select Schedule a run, the Windows Open dialog box is displayed. Select and open the script you want to schedule. Use the Schedule Upload Wizard to enter the settings for the run.
The Scheduler screen settings contain:
Displays that name of each TRANSACTION script included in the scheduled run.
Displays that name of each data file (Excel spreadsheet) included in the scheduled run.
Displays the pre-defined schedule for this job run including the time and day of the month, and the starting date for the schedule.
Displays the last date and time when the scheduled job was run.
Displays the next date and time when the job is scheduled to be run.
Displays the recipient’s name for the e-mail notification that is sent when the scheduled run is performed.
If the script is to be run from the command line, select Run on console.
You can edit any of the jobs in the scheduled run using these settings:
When you select Edit, the Windows Open dialog box is displayed. Select and open the TRANSACTION script schedule you want to edit. Then use the Schedule Upload Wizard to enter the settings for the run.
The Run screen allows you to enter the run-time settings you want to use and then click Run to execute the recording as shown below. You can also click Validate to confirm that data in a file does not have errors, without uploading the data to the server. You do not have to create a separate validation file.
Validation is recommended when a TRANSACTION script is passed to a Runner user. The Runner user first validates the data, and then runs the file to upload the data.
Before you run a mass update and start modifying a large number of records, we recommend that you first do a test run with one or two records. Once you are satisfied with the test run, you may proceed with your mass update.
NOTE: TRANSACTION supports recording of only one transaction for each TRANSACTION script. If you want to use multiple transactions, you can record multiple scripts and link them together.
When a you schedule a script, TRANSACTION uses the Windows Task Scheduler on your computer to automatically connect to SAP, run the transaction on the predefined schedule that you create, and close the connection with SAP upon completion. You can send an e-mail notification indicating that the scheduled job was performed.
To schedule a run
Schedule Upload Wizard walks you through the scheduling process.
To open the Scheduled jobs pane
When the scheduled job pane opens, a calendar view is displayed, with each scheduled job as a calendar item. Each item shows a 30-minute duration, regardless of how long the actual job might take.
To edit a schedule
You can view scheduled jobs in a grid that contains columns for each descriptor.
To view items in Basic View
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