What levels of the ArcGIS Enterprise stack support scheduled jobs?

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08-27-2021 05:18 AM
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What levels of the ArcGIS Enterprise stack support (or don't support) scheduled jobs?

  • Y - GIS server operating system (example: Windows scheduled tasks, SDE connection, and ArcPy script)
  • Y - Database (example: Oracle scheduler; making use of spatial datatypes & functions)
  • N - ArcGIS Server
  • N - ArcGIS Portal
  • Y - ArcGIS Notebook Server
  • Y - 3rd party applications (example: FME)

Types of GIS scheduled jobs:

  • Precompute calculated fields or entire tables
  • Scheduled queries and reports --> email results via SMTP

What are our options? Is the above list correct?

Thanks.

 

 
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JoshuaBixby
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I think your assessment is correct, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Portal do not have any built-in task scheduling functionality.  My impression is that Esri's introduction of scheduled tasks with Notebook Server is their approach to introducing scheduling within the ArcGIS Enterprise platform.

Even though ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Portal do not have built-in scheduling mechanisms, both products implement the ArcGIS REST API, and you can run scheduled tasks from other systems to call the REST API to automate work.  In short, not having built-in scheduling doesn't mean it can't be scheduled.