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Is there a way to run Qlik Sense tasks only between certain times?

For example, I have a task that runs every 15 minutes, but I only want it to run between the hours of 7am and 8pm. Is there a way to do this?

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mountaindude
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Re: Is there a way to run Qlik Sense tasks only between certain times?

Not possible with the built-in scheduler, unfortunately.

Reasonably easy to set up using an external scheduler though (assuming you have a suitable external scheduler, or at least can install/set one up).

There are various tools that can start Sense tasks from command line, or by using messaging queue protocols (my own Butler service does this - works really well also for large/enterprise environments, more info at https://mountaindude.github.io/butler )

There is also at least one tool on branch.qlik.com that provide similar feature form the Windows command line.

A command line tool is prob the easiest way to get started if you will only use this in a Windows environment, if you on the other hand would like to trigger reload tasks from other systems/platforms (Linux etc), you want a messaging queue/pubsub solution, for example using MQTT).

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mountaindude
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Re: Is there a way to run Qlik Sense tasks only between certain times?

Not possible with the built-in scheduler, unfortunately.

Reasonably easy to set up using an external scheduler though (assuming you have a suitable external scheduler, or at least can install/set one up).

There are various tools that can start Sense tasks from command line, or by using messaging queue protocols (my own Butler service does this - works really well also for large/enterprise environments, more info at https://mountaindude.github.io/butler )

There is also at least one tool on branch.qlik.com that provide similar feature form the Windows command line.

A command line tool is prob the easiest way to get started if you will only use this in a Windows environment, if you on the other hand would like to trigger reload tasks from other systems/platforms (Linux etc), you want a messaging queue/pubsub solution, for example using MQTT).

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Re: Is there a way to run Qlik Sense tasks only between certain times?

Goran,

Thanks for the reply. I'll look into those tools you suggest.

Strange that there isn't an easy way to do this in the scheduler, hopefully at some point it is included in an upgrade.