Change to Scheduled Tasks page in ColdFusion 9

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Nothing too critical to report here, but I noticed for the first time last night that ColdFusion 9 now groups scheduled tasks in the Administrator. Each task is grouped by whether it is a one time, daily, or daily every task.

Outside of new settings, are there any other changes people have noticed? The only other one that comes to mind is the new "Save to PDF" option on the Settings Summary.

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Comment 1 by Jody Fitzpatrick posted on 1/7/2010 at 9:17 AM

What! You work out at 4:00 am? You are one dedicated person.

So I am assuming this would be a better way to set up a cron job this way, or do it the other custom coded way?

Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 1/7/2010 at 8:57 PM

Heh, those tasks were 100% made up. :)

Are you asking if there is a better way to do scheduled tasks? Maybe. This works fine for me.

Comment 3 by Steve Caldwell posted on 1/20/2010 at 11:15 PM

Is there any way to run CF scheduled tasks on a custom schedule
i.e. bi-monthly?

Client needs a report every two weeks.

Comment 4 by Raymond Camden posted on 1/20/2010 at 11:21 PM

Nope. What you see is what you get. But it would be trivial to write your CFML to get the month number, and if even, run, odd, don't.

Most OSes also have their own scheduling system. You can combine that w/ curl to roll your own.

But I'd probably just go with option 1.

Comment 5 by Steve Caldwell posted on 1/20/2010 at 11:28 PM

thanks Ray. I'll go with Windows task scheduler and cURL