Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Batch CronJob Operations

Updated: This feature is added again with more improvements!

Hello there,

SetCronJob now supports Batch CronJob Operations, including Delete, Disable multiple cronjobs at once.

To do this, simply click on the the cronjobs' row (the row will then be marked as selected, and the checkbox at beginning of row is checked), then select desired operation.

You can also check the first checkbox at header row (before ID column), this will select/unselect all cronjobs at once.

More batch operations will be added if necessary.

If you have any suggestion, just let us know :-)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cron Timezone: Set timezone for your cronjobs

Hello all,

I'm happy to announce that since May 2012, SetCronJob fully supports custom cron timezone for each cronjob :-)
This feature is greatly helpful when you want your cronjobs to execute under your timezone or any desired one.

Custom time zone for your cronjobs

How to choose custom time zone for your cronjobs:
Select custom time zone for your cronjob
  • Create new cronjob or edit your cronjob
  • At Cron Timezone, click on the box to drop down the timezone list
  • Select your desired timezone
  • Then Save CronJob.
That's it!

From now on, your cronjob will be executed under American/Los_Angel timezone (Pacific Time Zone, PDT - with daylight saving time, or GMT - 7).

For convenient, SetCronJob shows cronjob's timezone and current time in cronjob's Logs page
CronJob's timezone and current time displayed at Logs page

User Time Zone

You can also visit My Account tab and select your desired time zone.

Select user timezone for your account

This will set the default timezone for your new cronjobs :-)

Daylight Saving Time is supported

SetCronJob does support Daylight Saving Time (DST), where we move our clocks back and forth (Spring forward, Fall back).

It's useful when you'd like your cronjob to follow the time change in some nations/areas that observe DST.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Clone/Copy a cron job

Hi all,

Sometimes you'd like add more cronjobs with same settings (e.g. time interval, logging, notification setting) with old one.

For that purpose, I've just added Clone cronjob feature: you can create new cronjob with same settings from an old one.

3 steps to clone a cronjob
To clone a cronjob
1. Click on Clone icon on desired cronjob.
2. You're creating new cronjob with same settings. Edit time interval or cron URL as desired.
3. Save your new cronjob.

That's it!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Last day of the month

SetCronJob is now supported new feature: Last day of the month.
With this feature, your cronjob will be executed on last days of the month, e.g. day 29 of February, day 31 of March, day 30 of April, etc.

This is great for setting up cronjob that need to be executed last day of each month, to make monthly report, summary, send monthly newsletter, etc.

To enable it, follow these steps:
- Click "Create new cronjob" or Edit your current cronjob.
- Click show/hide to expand the detail time setting.
- Check Last day on Day column.
- Save your cronjob.

After created or changed, your cronjob will show something like 12 16 [29] * *, with [29] means last day of the month (day 29 of February).