Setting Holidays

The Holidays option allows you to build a Holiday table for use in conjunction with the Schedule Watcher trigger. This is a convenient way to disable normally scheduled tasks from executing on specific days.

To set holidays:

  1. From the System menu in the Task Administrator window, select Options.

  2. Click the Holidays tab. The following dialog box appears:

  1. From the Categories parameter,click the Add button to add a new category in which to enter specific holiday dates under.

  2. In the Add Holiday Category dialog box that appears, enter the name of the new category and click OK. The new category is then populated under the Categories parameter.

  3. Select the newly created category and click the Add button under the Days parameter.

  4. In the New Holiday dialog box that appears, enter the desired holiday name and date then click OK. Repeat this step to add another holiday name/date.

  5. Upon completion, click OK to save changes.

To delete or edit a category:

  1. Select the desired category from the list.

  2. Click Delete to remove the category from the list or click Edit to modify the category name.

To delete or edit a holiday:

  1. Select the desired holiday from the list.

  2. Click Delete to remove the holiday from the list or click Edit to modify the holiday name and/or date.


NOTE: Holiday categories can be selected from the properties of the Schedule Watcher trigger. You can set a task to run on a specific holiday category by selecting the General tab and navigating to Intervals -> Holidays. To disable a task from running on a specific holiday category, select the Exclude tab click the Add button. Under the parameter labeled Do not trigger task, select On Holidays from the drop down menu and select the appropriate holiday category to exclude.

See Also

Configuring AutoMate

Holidays Options

Setting a Schedule Watcher Trigger