Monitoring Scheduled Tasks

As a scheduled task runs, you can monitor the status of the task and view the number of times the task has triggered an action on a job or report. You can also view an audit of all changes made to the scheduled task.

Important: A scheduled task simply triggers an action on a job or report, it does not monitor the job or report. For example, if a scheduled task periodically starts a job on a regular basis, you cannot monitor the active job as you monitor that scheduled task. Instead, you must view the job on the Jobs view to monitor the active job.

To monitor a scheduled task, click the name of the task in the Scheduler view. The details of the scheduled task display - where you can view the status, view the runs, and view the audit for the task:

Scheduled Task Status

When you monitor a scheduled task, you can view the scheduled task status.

The following table describes each scheduled task status:
Scheduled Task Status Description
RUNNING Scheduled task is running and able to trigger an action on a job or report at the scheduled time as long as the task's start time has passed.

If a running scheduled task has no defined start time, the task is able to trigger an action on a job or report immediately. If a running scheduled task has a defined start time, the task is able to trigger an action on a job or report only after the start time has passed.

PAUSED Scheduled task is paused and cannot trigger an action on a job or report. You must resume a paused scheduled task to a running state before it can trigger.

A paused scheduled task might miss scheduled executions. You can configure how a scheduled task handles missed executions.

FINISHED Scheduled task has reached its configured end time.

When a scheduled task transitions to a finished state, it ends permanently and cannot be restarted.

KILLED Scheduled task has been manually killed. Killing a task forces the task to end.

A killed scheduled task cannot be restarted.

Viewing Runs

When you monitor a scheduled task, you can view the number of times the task has triggered an action on a job or report.

Click View Runs for a scheduled task to display each time the task has triggered and whether the execution succeeded. If the execution failed, the error message explaining the failure also displays.

For example, the following image shows a scheduled task that successfully triggered the start of the job at 8:55 am. The next triggered execution of the job failed at 8:56 am because the job was already active:

Viewing the Audit

When you monitor a scheduled task, you can view an audit of all changes made to the scheduled task.

Click View Audit for a scheduled task to display a log of each action performed on the task and the user who completed the action. Actions include creating, updating, pausing, resuming, or killing the scheduled task.

The following image displays the audit of a scheduled task: