Holidays

Description

Enables you to add or edit holidays and custom dates for use in conjunction with the Schedule condition. This is a convenient way to disable normally scheduled tasks from launching on dates matching your list of holidays. This feature supports national holidays for over 100 countries. AutoMate considers holidays as all-day events. Along with the pre-defined holidays, you can create your own custom holiday set for other types of events, such as quarterly deadlines, corporate paydays or special company dates.

To access Holiday settings, from Server Management Console, select Options -> Server Settings -> Holidays.

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Parameters

The following table displays available preferences as they appear in the SMC's Holidays settings.

Property

Description

Categories

Specifies a category that specific holidays fall under. By default, this parameter is populated with a list of countries in which to select national holidays from. However, you can add your own custom category and associate dates specific to that category as well. Selecting an item from the list will populate the corresponding holidays and dates for that item under the Days parameter below.

  • Click Add to add a new holiday category.

  • Click Delete to delete an existing holiday category.

  • Click Edit to modify an existing holiday category.

Days

Specifies the holiday name and date corresponding to the item selected under the Categories parameter.

  • Click Add to add a new holiday name and date to the selected category.

  • Click Delete to delete an existing holiday name/date.

  • Click Edit to modify an existing holiday name/date.

setting holidays

To add a custom holiday:

  1. From the Categories parameter, click Add to add a new category in which to enter custom holiday dates/times under and enter a name for the category.

  2. Highlight the newly created category and click Add under Holiday Name/Day parameter.

  3. Enter the desired name and date to set for the new holiday and click Update. Repeat this step to add additional holiday names/dates.

  4. Upon completion, click Apply to save changes.

To edit an existing holiday:

  1. Select the name of the category that contains the holiday to edit. The list of available holiday names/dates become populated.

  2. Highlight the desired holiday and click Edit to perform the appropriate modifications.

  3. Upon completion, click Apply to save changes.

To delete an existing holiday:

  1. Select the name of the category that contains the holiday to delete. The list of available holiday names/dates become populated.

  2. Highlight the desired holiday(s) and click Delete. To highlight multiple holidays, hold down CTRL during selection.

  3. Upon completion, click Apply to save changes.

to edit/delete a category:

  1. Highlight the category you wish to edit/delete.

  2. Click Edit to rename the category or Delete to permanently delete it.

  3. Click Apply to save changes or Cancel to revert to original. Deleting a category also deletes all holidays linked to that category.