class %SYS.Task.Definition extends %Library.RegisteredObject

This class defines a task that can be executed by the Task Manager. To create a new task, create a subclass and override the OnTask method.
All public properties whose name does not start with a "%" are treated as user-configurable "settings" for this task.

Property Inventory

Method Inventory


parameter DOMAIN = %Utility;
Default Localization Domain
Inherited description: This parameter controls the default validation behavior for the object.

It can take one of the following values:

0: NoValidate Perform no automatic property validation.
1: ValidateOnSet Perform validation (call the property's ..IsValid method) every time an attribute value is set.
2: ValidateOnSave Perform property validation (in the %ValidateObject() method)) when the object is saved. This is only applicable to persistent objects.

Note: The use of ValidateOnSet is not recommended-it can cause excessive communication between client and server in distributed applications. It is provided for compatability with previous versions.

parameter TaskName;
This defines the user-visible name of this task. It is defined in the subclasses.


property %RunDate as %Date;
Property methods: %RunDateDisplayToLogical(), %RunDateGet(), %RunDateIsValid(), %RunDateLogicalToDisplay(), %RunDateLogicalToOdbc(), %RunDateNormalize(), %RunDateOdbcToLogical(), %RunDateSet()
property %RunTime as %Time;
Property methods: %RunTimeDisplayToLogical(), %RunTimeGet(), %RunTimeIsValid(), %RunTimeLogicalToDisplay(), %RunTimeLogicalToOdbc(), %RunTimeNormalize(), %RunTimeOdbcToLogical(), %RunTimeSet()


final classmethod GetCollectionType(propertyName As %String, ByRef tCollection As %String) as %String [ Language = objectscript ]
Return a collection type for a property. By passing reference tCollection we can get all properties which are collections.
final classmethod GetPropertyName(propertyName As %String) as %String [ Language = objectscript ]
final method GetSettings() as %List [ Language = objectscript ]
Return a serialized list of user-defined Property values for an instance of this Task as a $List. This serialized list is stored in %SYS.Task.Settings for the scheduled Task and used by the Task Manager to set the Properties before OnTask() is run.
The serialized state is of the form: $LB(name,val,name,val)
final classmethod GetTaskName() as %String [ Language = objectscript ]
Returns the localized name of this task.
final method OnSubmit(ByRef pID As %String, pSubmit As %String) as %Status [ Language = objectscript ]
This callback is called when this form is submitted. pID is the ID value associated with the form. The default implementation will perform a Save if the AutoForm is a persistent object.
pSubmit is the name of the submit button (i.e., $AUTOFORM_SAVE).
method OnTask() as %Status [ Language = objectscript ]
This method is responsible for executing the task.
At the scheduled time, the Task Manager creates an instance of this object, sets any property values using the stored "Settings" for the task, and then invokes this method to execute the task.
In order to execute a real task, override this method in a subclass.
final method SetSettings(pState As %List) as %Status [ Language = objectscript ]
Called by the Task Manager prior to running OnTask() to set all Property values.
The 'pState' value is the serialized list of Property values stored in the scheduled Task in %SYS.Task.Settings.

Inherited Members

Inherited Methods