Mergent supports multiple ways of scheduling Tasks:
Tasks that need to be run only once at a specified time can be scheduled via the Tasks API in two ways:
To schedule a task to run once at a specific time, specify the
scheduled_forwhen creating a Task using the ISO 8601 timestamp format.
For example, setting
2024-01-01T00:00:00Zwill schedule the task to run at midnight of January 1, 2024.
If you're using a Mergent client library (e.g., mergent-js), you can use that language's native date format and we'll convert it to ISO 8601 automatically.
To schedule a task to run once after a delay, specify the
delaywhen creating a Task using the ISO 8601 duration format.
For example, a
PT5Mwill delay the Task for 5 minutes.
Tasks that need to be run periodically can be scheduled via Mergent Schedules.