Scheduler

Azure Scheduler allows you to invoke actions that call HTTP/S endpoints or post messages to a storage queue on any schedule. In Scheduler, you can create jobs that reliably call services either inside or outside of Windows Azure and run those jobs right away, on a regular or irregular schedule, or set them to run at a future date.

If you have any feedback on Azure Scheduler, we’d love to hear it.

  1. Allow me to create a schedule by specifying a schedule in a crontab format

    Crontab is a widely used anc concise scheduling format. There are numerous open source libraries for a variety of languages available for parsing the format already written.

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  2. Add more configurations for Storage Queue Action Type

    We use the scheduler service to start a long running job once a day. We want to set the expiration time to one day so that the service is not running in parallel or twice.

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    under review  ·  Kevin Lam responded

    I’m not exactly clear what you are looking for. Do you mean that you would like the message in the queue to expire (be deleted) if it has not been processed (read) by a certain time?

    Thanks for your suggestion,
    Kevin

  3. Azure Scheduler support for variables

    Having the possibility to use date variables in azure scheduler POST requests would allow us for example to make a REST call to azure table storage like 'delete all records before {DateTime.UtcNow.AddMonths(-1)}'.

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    under review  ·  Kevin Lam responded

    It would be helpful to hear which variables would be most useful to everyone by adding them to the comments of this suggestion.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  4. Append to job history

    If my backend work takes longer than the http request time (asynchronous) or for queue based requests, I would like to have an API to append status to the history of the job to indicate that the actual backend work is completed.

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  5. Increase max Message Body Size

    I would like to be able to send a greater message body for my Jobs.

    I think at least 64Kb message body size should be supported so it can be used with the maximum payload size of a storage queue message.

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    under review  ·  Kevin Lam responded

    The challenge with upping the limit of the max message size (which is 8K today) is that it increases storage on our backend as we would have to keep those large messages around to be able to send it on each occurrence a job. Referencing a blob is a nice idea for being able to mitigate that. I will add that to our backlog.
    Thanks for your feedback.

    -Kevin

  6. Access Job Status Information

    Scheduled jobs should expose an object that allows you to query the last run, next run, and schedule for the currently running job. There should also be some indication of whether the job succeeded for failed to allow for error handling logic to be incorporated into the job.

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  7. Information about scheduler task and way to terminate it

    For example when you have created your scheduler job and you click run once. You have no idea after that what's going on with the job and if for example you have made a error in your code and it's just looping endlessly you can't terminate and you are required to wait until the timeout.

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