Scheduling Automatic Dataload

The Vocera Report Server can load data from the Vocera server automatically. You can specify how often this happens (for example, every seven days), and you can specify the time when it happens.

Important: The times for scheduled backup and dataload operations must be different. For example, a backup and a dataload cannot both be scheduled to run at 1:00 a.m. on the same day. In general, you should schedule backups to run before dataloads.

To schedule the loading of report data:

  1. Click Task Scheduler in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Dataload task, and then click the Edit Task button.

    The Edit Task dialog box appears.

  3. On the Task Information tab, make sure the Enabled check box is checked.

    When this check box is checked, the task runs according to the specified schedule. Otherwise, the task is disabled.

  4. Click the Schedule tab.

  5. Select Schedule Frequency, Start Date, and End Date options. You can leave the End Date field blank if you don't want the backup schedule to expire.

    By default, the schedule frequency for Dataload is every day.

  6. In the Time of day to run the task field, select the time to begin the dataload task. The first list specifies an hour from 1 to 12, inclusive. The second list specifies minutes in 15 minute intervals (0, 15, 30, or 45). The third list specifies a.m. or p.m.

    The default time for the Dataload task is 5 a.m.

  7. Click Save to save settings and close the Edit Task dialog box.

Note: A dataload operation updates the Vocera Report Server with data that is new since the previous dataload was performed. When the Vocera Report Server is first installed, no data is available until a dataload is performed.