Repeating Jobs enables you to set up the same job to automatically be created on a repeating cycle that you can customize to your specific requirements. Repeating Jobs v2 works with Assets. This is an optional vWork feature. If you would like to find out more about it or have it added to your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.
Set up your repeating jobs
First, make sure your Assets have been set up. See the article: How do I set up my assets?
Next set up a repeating job using Assets:
- Go to Jobs>Repeating Jobs v2.
- Choose New repeating job.
- Name your job, choose a template, creation time, and make sure it's enabled (if you require it to start now)
- Start adding your rules: click Add Rule and then select the Start and Finish dates, frequency, your exclusions, and the months that you want the jobs to be generated for.
Note: as you add planned jobs, the calendar view will show you the repeating dates so you can manage future workloads.
Add assets to your repeating jobs
Every asset you add will have jobs generated for it on the calendar schedule you set in the previous step. This allows you to have one schedule set up for many assets.
To add assets:
- Search for your asset and enter to add it.
- Next add details like duration, planned start, or offset.
Note: You can also add existing assets in bulk with the Bulk Add button.
|With adding existing assets in bulk via a csv, we recommend you add one asset manually, then export the CSV to use as a template to add the additional assets in bulk. We match on the asset ID, so this is the only column required, although you may wish to bulk add start times and offset values too. We have attached a csv template file to this article (located at the bottom of the page).
Please note - Bulk attaching assets will overwrite any existing assets attached. This feature is not designed to be used in conjunction with adding assets manually.
You can also add an 'Offset' in days to each asset. This allows you to add many assets to one repeating schedule, with the flexibility to step the schedule forward one or more days for each asset that you add.
In this example of an Asset Offset, we have used one repeating job schedule for many assets by stepping the schedule forward one or more days at a time.