Running Auto Predict Predictions

You can run an Auto Predict prediction definition from the Auto Predict page, or you can schedule a job to run the prediction automatically.

If a long-running prediction job is interrupted by an automated maintenance window, when the maintenance is complete, the prediction job picks up where it left off.

To run an Auto Prediction prediction definition from the Auto Predict page:

  1. From the Home page, click Application, then click Overview, and then from the Actions menu, select Auto Predict.
  2. From the Auto Predict list, click Actions Ellipses next to an Auto Predict definition, and then select Run.

    For Auto Predict predictions with a large number of cells to calculate, in Run Parameters, select a dimension and then click Run Now.

    This setting is used to speed up an Auto Predict job by running predictions in parallel in separate prediction threads. For these parallel jobs to be efficient, choose a dimension that will result in evenly spread data for each prediction thread.

  3. To review a summary of the prediction, click the job status in the Last Run column on the Auto Predict page. Or, review details in the Jobs Console: click Application, then Jobs, and then click the prediction definition name on the Jobs page.

To schedule a job:

  1. From the Home page, click Application, then Jobs, and then click Schedule Jobs.
  2. For What type of job is this, select Auto Predict.

    You can run it now, or schedule it to run either one time or on recurring basis.

  3. Specify options for When do you want to run this job? and How often do you want to run this job? and then click Next.
  4. Select the Auto Predict definition to run and then click Next.

    For Auto Predict predictions with a large number of cells to calculate, in Run Parameters, select a dimension and then click OK.

    This setting is used to speed up an Auto Predict job by running predictions in parallel in separate prediction threads. For these parallel jobs to be efficient, choose a dimension that will result in evenly spread data for each prediction thread. For recurring jobs, the selected dimension is used for jobs until you change it.

  5. On the Review page, review the Auto Predict job and then click Finish.
  6. On the Jobs page, you can refresh to update the job status and confirm that the job completed successfully.
  7. Click the job name in the Recent Activity list to review a summary of the prediction results.

Before running a scheduled prediction job, Auto Predict analyzes certain factors to determine if prediction results would change. If the prediction results would not change, the Auto Predict job is not run. For example, if the historical range was set for the last three years and there has been no change in the start period/year for prediction, the historical data for analysis would be the same and the prediction results wouldn’t change. In this case, to optimize performance and prevent unnecessary jobs from running, the Auto Predict job is skipped. A message is displayed indicating that the job will not run. If you want to run the prediction anyway, you can run the job from the Auto Predict page.

For more information, see Managing Jobs.