Scheduler Manager

2020-01-25 The Analytics Edge Standard Add-in has been merged into the Analytics Edge Core Add-in (Standard license option) for existing licensed users only. The Standard Add-in itself has been discontinued and is no longer available.

The Analytics Edge Standard Add-in includes the ability to schedule workbook refreshes, and the Schedule Manager is used to manage all of the Analytics Edge scheduled refreshes. It will open automatically following any scheduled refresh, and it can be opened manually from the Schedule button on the Analytics Edge ribbon.

The Schedule Manager will open to show the status of all of the scheduled refreshes. The columns can be sorted and filtered, and you can select one or more files to be refreshed on demand (Run Now), Deleted or Rescheduled.

Files can be scheduled in bulk by clicking the +Add Scheduled Refresh and selecting multiple files. The refreshes will be scheduled 1 minute apart starting at the time selected.

Individual schedules can be modified by clicking the edit link.

Individual workbooks can be opened by clicking on the file name.

Details of the most recent refreshes can be seen by clicking the Log button.

Status Messages

Each scheduled refresh is assigned a status based on the results of the last attempted automatic refresh. Note that if you manually open and refresh a workbook, it will not update the status, but if you select the workbook and pick Run NowGo, it will update the status.

ok – the refresh completed without error.

New – the refresh has not yet been run to completion. Note: if the computer is restarted after the scheduled First Start date, the refresh will run even if it is not scheduled to run that day. It is assumed the schedule was missed.

#Running – the scheduled refresh is currently running. Note that the process may not be visible in Windows. If a scheduled refresh remains in this state for more than an hour, it may be necessary to reboot your computer to clear the background process. If you do this, note that Excel may disable the Analytics Edge add-in, and you may have to re-enable it manually.

?See Log (macro error) – the refresh did not report an ok status upon completion. Usually this is caused by a macro error. See the Log in case there is indication of the failure.

?See Log (refresh crash) – the refresh did not complete withing the timeout period and may have failed unexpectedly. Check the workbook and manually refresh to see what the problem could be.

?See Log (no response) – the refresh ended without reporting success or failure. Check the file and refresh manually to see whether there is a problem.

!Disabled – the scheduled refresh has been disabled and will not run until re-enabled. Use this state to pause refreshes without deleting them.

!Not logged in – Windows attempted to run the scheduled refresh but the user was not logged in at the time. Run the Refresh at your earliest convenience.

!Problem with Scheduled Item – the scheduled task is not recognized as an Analytics Edge Scheduled Refresh. Recreate the scheduled item or delete the task.

!Not an AnalyticsEdgeRefresh – the scheduled refresh is not a properly configured Analytics Edge refresh. Delete and re-create the refresh schedule.

!Excel cannot be found – the instance of Excel on your system has moved since the refresh was scheduled. You will need to reschedule the refresh.

!Not an Excel workbook – the scheduled refresh does not point to a supported Excel file type (xls, xlsx, xlsm, xlsb).

!File does not exist – the schedule points to a workbook file that has been moved or deleted. Note that it may not be possible to refresh workbooks on network drives.

!Queue File Locked – if the refresh was unable to get access to the refresh queue file after several attempts, the file may be locked by a failure of you may have too many refreshes scheduled at the same time. It may be necessary to reboot your computer to clear the file lock.

!Aborted – the refresh was somehow aborted and will need to be rerun.

!Error <message> – the refresh reported an error. Open the workbook and refresh manually to confirm the error was not intermittent (server/service unavailable).