How to work with dirscan's schedule functionality

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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This article is aimed to provide an example that should help understanding dirscan's schedule functionality.


I've seen many cases where customers were struggling to understand how the schedule functionality within the dirscan probe works.

The probe's documentation is not very clear on this and I couldn't find good examples myself either.

That's why I decided to write this article.

This applies to the latest UIM (as we speak) and dirscan's versions.

So, let's say you want to have your profile working from 11:25 to 13:35 daily.

You then need to provide that time frame in the "Restrict to time range" as follows:

Restrict to.png

That will automatically trigger the "Exclude time range" to look like this:


Exclude time.png


The "Exclude time range" could be more self-explanatory and shows something like From 11:24 to 13:36, but it does not. It just tells you that starting at 11:00 the profile is excluded (it does not say that at 11:25 it starts to work) and then, starting at 13:36 the profile is excluded again. 

To have a clearer understanding it is needed to check the "Restrict to time range" graph as well as the following info from the probe's Raw Configure (schedules/YourSchedule/recurrent_event_spec):


So, from here we can see that our profile is excluded from 13:36 to 11:24.

In a nutshell, in this scenario our profile will run daily from 11:25 to 13:35.