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How to schedule validations

Schedules allow you to run data validations on a specific date or at certain time intervals. You can create a schedule by using one of the schedule types. Date, Interval or Cron.

When to use which schedule type?

Date

The date schedule type should be used to validate data once on a specific date and time. For example, 2022-10-01 8:00:00

Interval

The interval schedule type should be used to validate data on some fixed period of time. For example, every 15 minutes, every 6 hours, every week.

Cron

Cron offers detailed schedule control. For example, run Monday - Friday at 8am or run every 2 hours Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Steps to create a schedule

  1. Navigate to the datasets tab

  2. Click the dataset you would like to create a schedule for

  3. Click the Schedules tab and then click + Schedule button

  4. Select the schedule type and fill in the details of the schedule

  5. Before clicking Create, review the Next 10 trigger dates to confirm that the schedule will run when you expect it to run.

  6. You should see your new schedule 🎉

Caution

When running the scheduler API, there can only ever by one instance of the API. If there is more than one instance, duplicate schedules will be created.