3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2019 4:25 AM by iiliev

    Schedule workflow by script

    LaxmiRagi Novice

      Hi There,

       

      I am getting "InternalError: Cannot schedule workflow: Task "test-workflow" is planned in the past " while scheduling the workflow by script

       

      Code:

      var recurrenceCycle = "every-minutes";

      var recurrencePattern = '1';

      dteStartDate = '2019-10-11 08:10:00'

      dteStartDate = '2019-10-12 08:10:00'

      var prop = {

                 // workflow properties

      }

      var task = workflowToSchedule.scheduleRecurrently(props, recurrencePattern, recurrenceCycle, dteStartDate, dteEndDate);

      task.restartInPast = true;

       

      Please help me out to overcome this issue.

       

      Regards,

      Laxmi

       

        • 1. Re: Schedule workflow by script
          iiliev Champion
          Community WarriorsVMware Employees

          Hi,

           

          Dates should not be strings but a proper Date objects. Also, I see two dteStartDate initialization calls but not dteEndDate. And it is not clear what was the time when you ran and received this error (eg. was it before the start date, and what it the timezone where your client is running?)

           

          Could you post the exact scripting code? Also, which vRO version is this?

          • 2. Re: Schedule workflow by script
            LaxmiRagi Novice

            Hi,

             

            I have so much business logic in it before scheduling the workflow, that why I have given a rough example.

             

            Problem Statment:

             

            This problem has occurred when we scheduling the workflow with the past date, I have tried through vRO(vRO7) by selecting past date look like its working fine but when I do it by a script(programmatically) it is throwing an exception saying Task "test-workflow" already planned in the past!!.

             

            Q1.  is vRO allows past date while scheduling

            Q2. what is the parameter to set value  for "Don't run if task planned in the past"[ this will appear in the vRO dropdown]

            Q3. how to update(like start-date,end-date, schedule suspend and resume) a task by script?

             

            Thank you in advance.

             

             

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            Laxmi

            • 3. Re: Schedule workflow by script
              iiliev Champion
              Community WarriorsVMware Employees

              The problem is that the flag restartInPast has to be set on the task object returned by the call to scheduleRecurrently(), where the error is thrown, and there is no parameter to pass it earlier.

               

              You can cancel/suspend/resume task by calling the corresponding methods on the task object returned by call to schedule()/scheduleRecurrently(). Check API Explorer documentation for Task scripting class.