Tasks

On the Tasks page, all tasks are presented and can be edited, started, and stopped.

Functions

Search Task

Enter the desired search term(s) in this text box, to find tasks, and click on the Search icon, .

Search Functions

Filter and Sort

The listed items can be filtered in various ways. A black Filter by... icon, , on a column indicates that a filter is not used on that column. A blue Filter by... icon, , on a column indicates that a filter is used on that column. For more information about the respective column filters, see the description of each column header.

The sort function is only available when using a filter. Each click on a sort icon, or , in a column, or on a column name, toggles between ascending and descending sort order. Only one column at a time can be used for sorting; the active column having a revealed sort icon. By default, the list is sorted on the Name column.

Name

The tasks are presented alphabetically in a tree view, in a sort order depending on the names of the QlikView Servers and task categories. If no category was set in the Select Category field when a task was configured, the task is presented in the Default folder.

Document Information

To filter by category, click on the Filter by Category icon, , in this column, and select/deselect the desired criteria in the dialog, by ticking/unticking the check boxes. To reset (that is, not use) the filter, deselect all criteria by clicking on the Clear Filter button. To confirm any change in the dialog, click on the OK button.

Status

The current status of each task is indicated by one of the following alternatives:

  • Waiting
  • Warning
  • Failed
  • Running
  • Aborting
  • Queued
  • Unrunnable

To filter by status, click on the Filter by Status icon, , in this column, and select/deselect the desired criteria in the dialog, by ticking/unticking the check boxes. To reset (that is, not use) the filter, deselect all criteria by clicking on the Clear Filter button. To confirm any change in the dialog, click on the OK button.

The available options are the status indicators, but in alphabetical ascending order.

Publisher Group

The group of machines associated with each task

To filter by status, click on the Filter by Publisher Group icon, , in this column, and select/deselect the desired criteria in the dialog, by ticking/unticking the check boxes. To reset (that is, not use) the filter, deselect all criteria by clicking on the Clear Filter button. To confirm any change in the dialog, click on the OK button.

Last Execution

The time stamp for the last start attempt of the task.

To filter by last execution, click on the Filter by Last Execution icon, , in this column, and select/deselect the desired criteria in the dialog, by ticking/unticking the check boxes, selecting options, and entering dates where applicable. To reset (that is, not use) the filter, deselect all criteria, including entered dates, by clicking on the Clear Filter button. To confirm any change in the dialog, click on the OK button.

The following options are available:

  • Period, where one criterion can be selected, only:
    • Last Hour, that is, within the present hour up to the current time, for example, if the current time is 09:12, the range is from 09:00 to 09:12.
    • Earlier Today, that is, within the present day up to the current time, for example, if the current time is 09:12, the range is from 00:00 to 09:12.
    • Earlier This Week, that is, within the present week, for example, if the current time is 09:12 on a Wednesday, the range is from Monday 00:00 to Wednesday 09:12.
    • From... - To..., where an empty field means 'no limit', and the dates are selected in the Date Picker dialog.
  • Never, meaning that tasks that have never been executed are presented, only.

Started/Scheduled

The time stamp for when the task was last started, manually or scheduled, or the time for when the task is scheduled to be started. To filter by started/scheduled, click on the Filter by Started/Scheduled icon, , in this column, and select/deselect the desired criteria in the dialog, by ticking/unticking the check boxes, selecting options, and entering dates where applicable. To reset (that is, not use) the filter, deselect all criteria, including entered dates, by clicking on the Clear Filter button. To confirm any change in the dialog, click on the OK button.

The following options are available:

  • Period, where one criterion can be selected, only (On a Schedule):
    • This Hour, that is, within the present hour, for example, if the current time is 09:12, the range is from 09:00 to 09:59.
    • Today, that is, within the present day, meaning that the range is from 00:00 to 23:59.
    • This Week, that is, within the present week, meaning that the range is from Monday 00:00 to Sunday 23:59.
    • From... - To..., where an empty field means 'no limit', and the dates are selected in the Date Picker dialog.
  • On Event from Another Task.
  • On External Event.
  • On Multiple Events (On Multiple Events Completed).
  • Not Scheduled, meaning that tasks that have not been scheduled are presented, only.

Triggers

Edit Task

To configure the task, click on the Edit this Task icon, .

Source Documents

Run Task

To run a task, click on the Run this Task icon, .

Stop Task

To stop a running task, click on the Abort this Task icon, . This removes the task from the queue.

Show Task Details

To view the following task details and log, click on the Show Task Details link:

  • Task Details, presenting the following:
    • Configuration Summary, including Recipients and Triggers.
    • Details, including the details of the task and the execution of it; Name, Category, Distribution Service, Type, Document, Status, Last Execution, Started/Scheduled, and Average Duration of Successful Executions.
    • A task with a multiple event trigger lists all events that must be completed.

  • Task History, presenting the following:
    • Execution Started, presenting the time the task was last started.
    • Status, presenting the present status of the task; Succeeded or Failed.
    • Duration, presenting the period of time during which the task has been executed.
  • Log, presenting the logs of the latest task executions.
Note:

Tasks only displays the last 30 days of the QlikView server’s tasks. Tasks are dependent on QlikView log files, which are set to be deleted after 30 days. You can change how long log files are kept before being deleted.

Logs and error codes

Hide Task Details

To hide the task details and log, click on the Hide Task Details link.

Refresh Options

To enable a periodic and automatic update of the list in the left pane, tick the Automatic Refresh of Task List check box. To disable the automatic update, untick this check box. To update the list manually, click the Refresh icon, , which is only available when the automatic update is disabled.

In order to make a change of the refresh state persistent, cookies must be allowed in the browser.

QlikView Distribution Service machine status

When a QDS machine is down, an orange status bar is displayed at the top of the page. The status bar provides the name of the QDS machine that is down. The status of the tasks that are being run by this machine is set to Unrunnableand a black skull icon is displayed.

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