CA PPM: How to use the UNIX crontab entry for scheduling PPM jobs

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Last Modified Date : 05/07/2018
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Introduction:

How can we use the crontab entry for scheduling PPM jobs?
Why is the job schedule not running at the expected times?

 

Instructions:

There are 5 placeholders to be entered, each separated by a space.

1. The 1st argument denotes the minutes of the hour. (0 - 59)

2. The 2nd argument denotes the hour of the day.     (0 - 23)

3. The 3rd argument denotes the day of the month.    (1 - 31)

4. The 4th argument denotes the month of the year.   (1 - 12)

   1 - January
   2  - February
   3  - March
   4  - April
   5  - May
   6  - June
   7  - July
   8  - August
   9  - September
   10 - October
   11 - November
   12 - December

5. The 5th argument denotes the day of the week.

   0 - Sunday
   1 - Monday
   2 - Tuesday
   3 - Wednesday
   4 - Thursday
   5 - Friday
   6 - Saturday

 

 

Additional Information:

Examples:

Run every minute:      * * * * *

Run every 5 minutes: */5 * * * *

Run the 30th minute of the specified hours: 30 7,11,15,17 * * *

Run the 15th,30th minute of the specified hours: 15,30 7,11,15,17 * * *

Run certain hours of the days: * 3-22 * * *

Run split schedule, e.g. Run every minute during certain hours, run every 5 minutes during another set of hours
a. * 6-22 * * * 
b. */5 23,0,1,2,3,4,5,6 * * *

A "Recur Until" a particular date can also be entered.

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