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Installing Scheduled Tasks

Ólafur Haukur Pétursson Updated by Ólafur Haukur Pétursson

For some features in VDV it is necessary to install Scheduled Tasks to run a server side process.

Tasks to configure

This article refers to the following components. Notice that for each component the path and name of the XML import file will be unique.

  • Custom Alarm
    Location: /Vista Data Vision/db.web.browser/background_tasks/core/custom_alarm
    File name: VDV - Custom Alarm.xml
  • Data Export Task
    Location: /Vista Data Vision/db.web.browser/background_tasks/core/DataExportTask
    File name: VDV - Data Export Task.xml
  • Data Source File Import
    Location: /Vista Data Vision/db.web.browser/background_tasks/core/file_import
    File name: VDV - File Import.xml
  • Reports
    Location: /Vista Data Vision/db.web.browser/background_tasks/core/vdv_reports
    File name: VDV - Reports.xml
  • Task Monitor
    Location: /Vista Data Vision/db.web.browser/background_tasks/core/vdv_monitorTasks
    File name: VDV - MonitorTasks.xml

The following help refers to the configuration of the Data Source File Import scheduled task. When installing other tasks modify the path and XML file name according to the task being configured.

Scheduled Task Configuration

If VDV is not installed under the C: drive then the task Actions needs to be modified accordingly.

  • Open Task Scheduler from the Windows Menu and select Action->Import Task
  • Navigate and open each .XML file specified above.
  • Select the user to run the task. Click the Change user or Group... button to select the user.
  • Click OK to finish the Setup of the Task (type in Username and Password if required)

Configure PHP for Data Source File Import

Edit php.ini

  • Navigate to \Vista Data Vision\db.web.browser\php7
  • Open php.ini in notepad++ or another text editor
  • Change line: Remove ; at the start of the line ;extension=php_ftp.dll
  • Change line: Remove ; at the start of the line ;sys_temp_dir ="/tmp"
  • Change temp dir path to "C:\Vista Data Vision\db.web.browser\php7\upload_temp" (If Vista Data Vision is installed under a different location then modify the path accordingly)

Duplicate php.ini

  • Duplicate the php.ini file
  • Rename the duplicated php file to php_threaded.ini

Edit php_threaded.ini

  • Open php_threaded.ini
  • Add extension=php_pthreads.dll after the extension=php_ftp.dll line
  • Save file

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