Event tasks are similar to event rules. However, rather than being triggered whenever an event like a file upload or directory creation occurs, event tasks are time-based and occur on an admin-defined schedule.
Administrators can configure event tasks to occur once, or to repeat every minute, hour, day, week, weekday, month, or year.
You can create and edit event tasks on the Event Tasks page of the Event Manager.
Adding a schedule to an Event Task
Schedules can be added to event tasks in a similar way that event conditions are added to event rules.
- Specify a Start Date for the scheduled task. If you do not specify a Start Date then the task will be executed immediately.
- Select how often you want the task to repeat. You can select a period and frequency. For example, every 5 hours.
- Press the plus (+) button to add the schedule to the task.
Adding and editing Event Task Actions
Please see the section on Creating and Editing Actions in the Event Rules help section. The process is identical for scheduled tasks.