Not sure if I've missed something but it seems that it is not possible to configure the full range of scheduling options one might need with the new automation capability. In CRON you can simply configure several options/use cases you might want to consider:
- Run at 9am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (but not Saturday and Sunday)
- CRON: 0 9 * * 1,2,3,4,5
Or something that we have a client that currently configures multiple runs (which they find cumbersome) to enable it:
- Run at 9am, 1pm and 4pm, Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (but not Saturday & Sunday)
- CRON: 0 9,13,16 * * 1,2,3,4,5
In LAE 6.1 you can actually achieve these using the webservices commands as the underlying technology used supports the configuration, but the interface seems not to support a more realistic scheduling requirement and only simplistic requirements.
Perhaps the interface could be updated to support more complex configuration options (or documentation on how to achieve it now, as I can't see how you can, provided). Or even a "advanced" tab that allows for CRON commands to be entered directly (enabling the full functionality rather than hiding it).
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