Scheduling within Orchestrator uses the Quartz.Net framework. This framework provides for the use of cron expressions as the schedule trigger.
Cron is a software utility, present in Unix-like operating systems, used for time-based scheduling. It provides for highly customizable scheduling of recurring tasks using a string of 6 (or 7, when including year) fields separated by white space. The format of the string is
day of the month
day of the week
In Orchestrator, cron expressions are used when creating a Time Trigger using the Advanced scheduling option:
Each field in a cron expression has a specified range of values and special characters that may be used in creating the schedule, as detailed below:
Allowed Special Characters
The meanings and usage of the available special characters are as follows:
Used to indicate all values for the given field.
Used to indicate that no value is specified. May be used only in the
Used to indicate a range of values.
Used to indicate additional values.
Used to indicate increments of the given field(s).
Used to indicate Last. May be used only in the
Used to indicate the nearest weekday to the given value. May only be used with the
Used to indicate a desired monthly occurrence of the given value, for example the first Friday, or fourth Thursday. May only be used with the
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