Scheduler

Quickwork provides a no-code SaaS platform to integrate Scheduler by Quickwork with other apps, databases and APIs to automate business and consumer workflows.

There occur some scenarios where a journey needs to execute smartly in such a way that it eventually becomes a helping hand for a user. Humans tend to lag for things, especially the priority ones. Whether it's a daily report to be filled, meeting to be attended, weekly product audit to be conducted or code files to be uploaded on FTP server at every 3 hours, there are major chances that the mind will bowl a googly to try taking your focus away, and as they say, Only lesser work gives more trouble.

Quickwork's Scheduler promises that you won't delay with the assigned tasks. It allows you to trigger the journey at the date and time you've chosen. Scheduler has one supporting trigger.

New schedule event

This trigger comes up with input fields named Interval and Start at:

  • Interval: Select the time interval in seconds, minutes, hours from the drop-down field. E.g., 5 minutes, specified in the image. Scheduler has the provision to select the interval for a day or a week as well.

  • Start at: Select the triggering date and time via date and time picker given in the field. The date format is mm/dd/yyyyy. E.g., 13/05/2020 13:00 (Time is in 24-hour format).

  • Custom payload: This is an optional field available to provide additional data for the event. It could be messages, labels, plain text, etc. Values entered into this field eventually become a data pill (Scheduler Trigger data key) that can be used in the action fields while configuring an action.

Figure 1: Scheduler

Upon execution, Scheduler triggers the first event and sends the notification at defined intervals.

Being precise as per the inputs specified in the above image, the Scheduler trigger will send the notification on 13th May 2020 at 1 PM. Then, it will start sending the successive notifications at an interval of 5 minutes, i.e., at 1:05 PM, 1:10 PM, and so on for the day.