Scheduling Jobs

To schedule jobs:

  1. Click Application, then Jobs, and then click Schedule Jobs.
  2. Specify the following:
    • The type of job you're creating. For a list of jobs and descriptions, see Job Types.

    • When to run the job. You can schedule a job to run now or to run later. If scheduling the job to run later, see Scheduling Jobs to Run Later.

  3. Click Next.
  4. Select a job from the job list. Depending on the job type, there may be additional options and considerations. See Job Types.


    • You can run up to five import or export jobs at one time.

    • For export jobs, you can specify a unique output file name for each job. From the job listing page, click Edit icon next to the selected job and specify the output file name with a zip extension. The unique file name you specify will override the default export file name when the job runs.

    • To prevent automatic backup from failing due to certain jobs running during daily maintenance, EPM Cloud disallows certain jobs from starting while the daily maintenance process is running. If the system prevents a job from starting, the reason will be stated in the Job Details. If you've enabled email notifications for the Job Console, you'll receive an email notification when a job does not start. If you have a job that is scheduled to start during the daily maintenance process, it is recommended that you reschedule your job to start outside of the daily maintenance window. See Setting the Daily Maintenance Process Start Time.

  5. Click Next.
  6. Review your choices. If satisfactory, click Finish.

To edit or cancel a job after scheduling it, see Editing and Canceling Jobs.