Scheduling

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Pipeline Composer tool options with scheduling settings

The following Pipeline Composer tools have configuration options for scheduling:

When you include a step from the above list in your pipeline definition, you can schedule it in the following ways:

  • Force start to run the pipeline before the scheduled time.

  • Select a recurring interval (in hours and minutes) to run.

  • Enter a specific time. When a commit is made, the step is held until the specific time to run.

  • Define a recurring interval (in weeks and days of the week) for the step to run. When a commit is made, the step is held until the next scheduled time to run.

With scheduling configured, the step does not run in response to a commit, it runs according to your schedule.

Scheduling a pipeline step

You can configure pipeline steps to run at a recurring interval or at a specific time. You can also force start a step to execute.

To schedule a pipeline step:

  1. From the CloudBees Release Orchestration SaaS Home page, select Admin  Pipeline Composer.

  2. Select an existing pipeline, or create a new pipeline. Refer to Working with pipelines for more information.

  3. Select a pipeline step where scheduling is available. For more information, refer to Pipeline Composer tool options with scheduling settings.

  4. Select Schedule.

  5. (Optional) Select Force Start if you need to run the pipeline before the scheduled time.

  6. You can schedule one of two ways:

    1. For a recurring interval of <24 hours:

      1. Select Every.

      2. Select a number interval duration from the options.

      3. Select Hrs or Mins, for the interval to be in hours or minutes, respectively.

    2. For a specific time, that can optionally recur at an interval that is >24 hours:

      1. Enter a time, or select the clock icon to select the time in hours and minutes (24 hour clock).

      2. Select the Time zone from the options.

      3. (Optional) Select Weekly for recurrence, select the interval length in weeks from the number options, and select the day(s) of the week when the test step occurs.

You have scheduled a pipeline step to execute.

Weekly schedule
Figure 1. A configured testing schedule with a weekly recurrence on Sunday at 17:00.
To update scheduling, refer to Working with pipelines.