How do I schedule a Time Bank Online Task?

With the addition of a Time Bank runtime application, TBLA, installed on your local PC, your Time Bank Online link can be run as a scheduled event. You can use the application of your choice to schedule the task.

  • The Time Bank maintenance window is daily, from 3am to 6am Eastern Time. Do not schedule your tasks during this time.
  • Plan to run your scheduled event when all other users are expected to be logged out of Time Bank Online.

Scheduled tasks can only be run on Time Bank processes/links that do not have a prompt.

Step 1 – Install TBLA

To schedule Time Bank Online tasks, you will need to download and install TBLA/TBRTWin.exe to the local environment.  Refer to: What is the Time Bank Local Application (TBLA)?

Review the system requirements for this local application: What is the Time Bank Local Application (TBLA)?

Install TBLA - What files do I need to download to run Time Bank?

Step 2 – Get the command for the Scheduled Task

Log into Time Bank Online. The command to use for the Scheduled Task can be found on the Support -> IDI Support tab. Select Commands and a list of links with the associated commands will be displayed.

Select the Copy icon to copy the command to the clipboard.

Step 3 – Setup the Scheduled Task

Paste the command into the scheduled task tool you are using and modifed the necessary elements:

  1. Verify the path to the TBRTWin.EXE.
    • The default location is "C:\Program Files\IDI\Time Bank Runtime\"
    • If the 32 bit application is installed on a 64 bit machine, the default location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\IDI\Time Bank Runtime\"

2. Modify the [USERNAME] with a valid Time Bank Online end user name that has rights to run the link being scheduled:

  • It is recommended that you create a user name that is unique to running the scheduled event (for information on adding a user, refer to Section 6.2 - Adding A New End User). Log  into Time Bank with this scheduled event user at least one time prior to running the scheduled event.
  • It is recommended that the scheduled event user be restricted to only running the interface. For information on setting up user restrictions, refer to Section 6.4 - User Restrictions.
  1. Add a /Q to the end of the command arguments – note there should be a space between the username and the /Q. The /Q will turn off any messages displayed to the screen, e.g. error messages.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Scheduled Tasks Best Practices