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Adding or Editing Tasks for Analysis Automation Procedures

Last Modified: August 28, 2020

Use tasks to analyze data with analysis automation procedures.

  1. In Analysis Automation, click Analysis Automation Instances.
  2. Select an instance and click »Manage»Tasks.
  3. Select the task type. The following table outlines the different types of tasks.
    Task Type Description
    Manual Tasks User starts analysis automation tasks manually.
    Triggered Tasks Analysis automation tasks start automatically when new or changed files become available. The DataFinder instance defined as data source for a task notifies Analysis Automation about new or changed files. SystemLink automatically enables the checkbox Notify Analysis Automation about new or changed files when you select a data source.
    Scheduled Tasks Analysis automation procedures start according to the configured schedule.
  4. Click Add. On the General tab, specify a task name, and select a data source and the analysis automation procedure you want to use.
  5. On the Data Access tab, specify the user context Analysis Automation uses to execute the query, upload results to the file service, or update tags. The search results depend on the privileges of the user or role:
    User Context Description
    SystemLink TDM User Account SystemLink executes the task with the privileges assigned to the TDM user defined in NI SystemLink TDM Configuration.
    Logged-in user SystemLink executes the task with the privileges assigned to the user logged-in user.
    Role SystemLink executes the task with the privileges assigned to the role you choose from the dropdown menu.
  6. Choose a workspace to determine which users can execute this task and the privileges with which Analysis Automation executes the task.
  7. If you are configuring a scheduled task, select the Scheduler tab to configure when and how often the task runs.
  8. Click Apply in the highlighted area to accept the settings.
  9. Optional: To edit a task, choose a task and select »Edit.

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