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Introduction

Calendars specify the days on which scheduling events can occur. Calendars specify rules for recurring days and lists of days that are used by JS7 - Schedules to create orders for workflow execution with the JS7 - Daily Plan.

  • Any number of Calendars can be defined for working days and for non-working days.
  • In addition, Calendars can hold both working days and non-working days combined.
    • An example would be a business day Calendar specifying Monday to Friday for job execution. A second Calendar can specify public holidays on which job execution should not occur. 
    • Users can combine both Calendar Types when used with a Schedule and they can create a single Calendar that combines both working days and non-working days.

The handling of Calendars is explained with the JS7 - Management of Calendars article.

Calendars

Basics

Calendar Types

Calendars are configured for either working days or non-working days:

  • Working Day Calendars specify the business days for which orders for workflow execution can be scheduled.
  • Non-working Day Calendars specify days that are excluded from workflow execution.

Both calendar types can be combined with precedence being given to non-working days for any overlapping days.

Frequencies

Handling of days in both types of Calendars is managed by use of Frequencies. Typical Frequencies include for example:

  • Weekdays: Monday to Friday, every week,
  • Specific Weekdays: every first Friday, every last Monday in month
  • Specific Days: days selected from a yearly calendar
  • Month Days: 3rd of month, last of month, last-3 of month
  • Recurring Days: every 2nd day in every month,
  • National Holidays: for a country for the particular year.

Frequencies can be inclusive and exclusive, allowing a number of approaches to Calendar configuration to be adopted in line with legacy procedures.

Management

Calendars are managed from the Calendars object folders in the Configuration->Inventory view of JOC Cockpit. In addition, Calendars are visible in the Resources->Calendars view.

Once they have been configured, one or more Calendars can be assigned to Schedules as required.

You will find more detailed information in the JS7 - Management of Calendars article.

Use with Schedules

Calendars specify the days for which orders can be created by Schedules.

Schedules can further limit the days as well as specifying the time at which orders are to be run.

You will find more detailed information in the JS7 - Schedules article.

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