You can create one or more scheduled triggers for a task. The trigger executes the task once, or repeats the task within a time period defined by start and end, or repeats the task infinitely.
Do the following:
Open the QMC: https://<QPS server name>/qmc
Select Tasks on the QMC start page or from the Start drop-down menu to display the overview.
- Select the task you want to add a trigger on and click Edit in the action bar at the bottom of the page.
Select Triggers under Associated items.
The Triggers overview is displayed.
Click Create associated trigger in the action bar.
The Trigger - Start on schedule dialog is displayed.
Edit the fields in the dialog to set the trigger conditions.
Scheduled trigger properties Property Description Trigger name Name of the trigger. Mandatory. Enabled
Status of the trigger. When selected, the trigger is active.
The time zone of your operating system, at the time you create the trigger. When you save a trigger, the settings are kept, and if you move to a different time zone, the original values are still displayed. If you want to change the time zone and start time of a trigger, you need to do that manually.Information noteFor a trigger that was created before the introduction of the time zone setting, all times and dates are by default presented in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Daylight saving time
Way to account for daylight saving time.
Observe daylight saving time: This option takes daylight saving time (DST) into account. If DST is in use in the selected time zone, the execution time and date are adjusted accordingly.
Permanent standard time: This option does not take DST into account. If DST is in use in the selected time zone, the execution time and date are not adjusted.
Permanent daylight saving time: This option takes DST into account. If a time zone uses DST, execution time and date are always according to DST, even during periods when DST is not in use.Information noteFor time zones not using DST, always select Permanent standard time.
You created a trigger for an event at 10:00 AM, while you were working in Ottawa, Canada, in January. The time zone is (GMT-0500) Eastern Time (US & Canada) and DST is used between March and November.
If you select Observe daylight saving time, a trigger set to start at 10:00 will always start at 10.00.
If you select Permanent standard time, a trigger set to run at 10:00 will run at 10:00 in the winter but at 09:00 in the summer.
If you select Permanent daylight saving time, a trigger set to run at 10:00 will run at 11:00 in the winter and at 10:00 in the summer.
Start time and date:
- Start time: (hh:mm)
- Start date: (YYYY-MM-DD)
Frequency of the trigger:
Hourly. Time period between executions of the trigger. Edit Repeat after each by typing the values for:
- hour(s) (default is 1)
minute(s) (default is 0)
Daily. Time period between executions of the trigger. Type a value for Every day(s) (default is 1). For example, type 2 to repeat the trigger every second day.
Weekly. Time period between executions of the trigger:
- Type a value for Every week(s) (default is 1).
Select one or more days under On these weekdays to determine which days the trigger is repeated (on the weeks you have specified). For example, type 3 and select Mon to repeat the trigger on Mondays every third week.
Monthly. Select one or more days under On these days to define the days when the trigger is repeated every month.Tip noteIf you have selected Monthly and want to be sure that a trigger is repeated every month, you need to select a day no later than the 28th.
Custom: When you select Custom, two new fields are shown, Filter and Increment. These options offer great flexibility when scheduling a reload. See Tasks - Custom option for details.
End time and date:
- End time: (hh:mm)
- End date: (YYYY-MM-DD)
Select Infinite to create a trigger with no end date.
Click Apply to create and save the trigger.
The dialog is closed, Successfully added is displayed and the new trigger is listed in the overview under Associated items.