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    How to schedule jobs in Alma

    • Product: Alma


    How are jobs scheduled in Alma? Why aren't there more time slots available for scheduling?


    There are two types of jobs in Alma:

    1. There are jobs that are scheduled and run automatically by Alma. Users have no control over these system processes.

    2. There are jobs that users can control and select scheduling options. Some examples include external systems exports/imports, publishing to Primo or OCLC, and generating courtesy notices. The job scheduling options available in the job configuration reflect existing dependencies that may occur between jobs, as the output of one may be the input to another (e.g. the Synchronize Changes to CZ job).

    However, some of these jobs can also be run outside their scheduled times by manually starting them through an import profile, an integration profile, or from the Alma configuration pages listed below.

    Additional Information

    Should you wish to know more about the various job types and how batch jobs are handled in Alma, refer to the Overview of Jobs in the Online Help.

    For Acquisitions job settings, please see Configuring Acquisitions Jobs.

    For Resource Management job settings, please see Configuring Resource Management Jobs.

    For Fulfillment jobs, please see Configuring Fulfillment Jobs.


    • Article last edited: 25-May-2018



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