Setting Schedule For PDF Server Configurations

It is possible to set a schedule to use different PDF Server configurations in different cases (say during weekdays, on weekends and so on).

To set a schedule for PDF Server configurations press Schedule Config button in the PDF Server main window (see Fig. 3) — Schedule dialog opens (Fig. 16).

To add a configuration to the schedule:

Select the appropriate configuration in the Configurations list.

Press View button to view settings for the selected configuration if necessary.

Select Regular or Singular option button depending on whether it is necessary to implement the selected configuration regularly or at a particular date and time.

Set other corresponding settings:

Day of week, time From and time To for (if Regular was selected)

Date and Time (if Singular was selected)

Press Add button to finish the process.

Fig. 15.
Fig. 15.

To delete a configuration from the schedule select the configuration in the Schedule list and press Delete.

To sort Schedule list by configuration name or by date select corresponding option button ( Sort by Configuration or Sort by Date).

After the configuration is set close the Schedule dialog.

PDF Server checks Schedule list every 1 min and as soon as the current time is greater or equal to the Start time of a particular configuration in the Schedule it makes the configuration current and the configuration will start working.

If there are two or more overlapped configurations PDF Server starts from the earliest and then the second configuration will start working and so on.

If there is no configuration to start, and the current time becomes greater or equal to the Finish time of the current configuration, then the current configuration ends and if there are other configurations in Schedule for which the current time lays between the configuration Start and Finish time, PDF Server will start the configuration which Start time is the closest to the current time.

Example

Let us suppose, there are 3 configurations in the Schedule:

from 1 pm to 8 pm

from 3 pm to 6 pm

from 4 pm to 5 pm

1___________________8

3________6

4__5

At 1 pm the 1st configuration will start working.
At 3 pm the 2nd configuration will start working.
At 4 pm the 3rd configuration will start working.
At 5 pm the 2nd configuration will start working.
At 6 pm the 1st configuration will start working.
At 8 pm default configuration will start working.

Comment

Singular configuration always has advantage over regular.
For example, if there is one more configuration in Scheduler for the particular date, and it overlaps with 3 configurations described above — say starts at 2 pm and ends at 7 pm — then the sequence of events (for the particular date) will be the following:
At 1 pm the 1st configuration will start working.
At 2 pm the 4th configuration (singular) will start working.
At 7 pm the 1st configuration will start working.
At 8 pm default configuration will start working.