9.1 Creating a Scheduled Collection

You can schedule collections to run at regular intervals. For example, if you want to collect data from Workforce and SAP identity sources every week, specify the start and end dates for the collection and how often it repeats. Alternatively, you can specify a custom string to run the scheduled collection on a specific set of dates. If you want to collect and publish only the changes that have happened in any application and application definition data sources, you can set the schedule based on your requirement, such as, daily, weekly, hourly, and enable Publish Only Changes. You can create schedules to publish changes, as well as schedules to do full publications.

NOTE:The option to Publish Only Changes is only available for schedules that include one or more application sources. This option does not apply to identity sources, only application sources. Schedules that include both identity sources and application sources will always perform a full publication of the identity sources, whether you enable or disable the Publish Only Changes option.

  1. Log in as a Customer, Global, or Data Administrator.

  2. Under Data Sources, select Schedules.

  3. (Conditional) When adding a new scheduled collection, complete the following steps:

    1. Select + to create a new schedule.

    2. Specify a name and description.

    3. Specify the identity and application sources for collection.

      NOTE:You cannot schedule a collection for applications without collectors.

    4. Enable Publish Only Changes if you want application sources to only publish changes.

  4. (Conditional) To modify an existing scheduled collection, select its name.

  5. (Optional) To customize the interval for running the collection, complete the following steps:

    1. For Repeat, select an interval or specify custom.

      IMPORTANT:If using the hourly interval, specify at least 24 hours between collections to avoid errors when a new collection starts before a previous one completes.

    2. Specify values for the starting and ending dates and the time zone.

    3. For Custom, use the following syntax to indicate the collection time:

                      second minute hour day_of_month month year

      For example, 0 20 10 ? * *. For more information about specifying the parameter values, see Section 9.3, Understanding the Cron Expression for a Custom Interval of Collection.

  6. (Optional) To see a list of the first 10 scheduled runs, select Preview.

  7. To ensure that the schedule runs, select Active.

  8. Save the schedule.