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Chaim6
2014-10-24 10:21:01


I tried to create a task that runs every day at 7:15pm EST. After I finished making it, it tells me that the next run time will be on 11/1/2014 (which is a week from today). What is happening?

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Within QS, open the Task Manager (Menu: Tools, Task Manager)
2. Click on "Click here to add a atask".
3. Click "Select all months".
4. Click "Select all weeks".
5. Click on Hour #19.
6. Click on Minute #15.
7. Click on "Add" a script.
8. Choose your script.
9. Click "Add" Task.
The next run time is on 11/1/2014.

Is this a bug?
Thanks.



QuantShare
2014-10-25 04:40:29

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There is an issue when using the task manager with Windows 7/8. We will look further into this.


Chaim6
2014-10-25 20:35:19

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Thank you. Please keep us updated.


Chaim6
2014-10-29 23:58:44

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Do you have an estimate for when this will be fixed? Will it be days or months? I am wondering if I should program a workaround or wait for the fix.

Thanks.



QuantShare
2014-10-30 01:48:30

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New beta version should be released in few days. It should be fixed in that version.


Chaim6
2014-10-30 12:55:09

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I'm looking forward, thanks.


Alexander Horn
2014-10-31 21:16:33

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Chaim, you can always go into the windows task manager to change schedule and execution rights. Actually might be more flexible for some things, especially when also launching other progs. For QS have noticed that at least the task must be scheduled also there, but time / dates can come from windows ts.

Control Panel / System and Security / Administrative Tools / Task Scheduler

Tasks are saved in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks for more hacking..




Chaim6
2014-11-02 00:33:00

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Thanks, Alex. Can the Windows Task Scheduler actually run a QS script directly?


Alexander Horn
2014-11-02 00:51:33

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Yes, schedule on in QS and see how it looks in the TS. Actually I remember there was a post or blog on QS of how to pass arguments also, if you need.


QuantShare
2014-11-03 01:19:35

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QuantShare just creates Windows Tasks. All these tasks are available and can be updated also using the Windows Task Scheduler.

In case you want to pass variables to a script (I don't think you need this), you can follow instructions here:
http://www.quantshare.com/sa-515-how-to-send-commands-to-quantshare-from-excel-or-other-applications




Chaim6
2014-11-03 15:51:09

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Thanks Alex and QS. I succeeded in getting the Windows Task Scheduler (TS) to launch QS and run a script after a bit of trial and error.

To run a specific task, tell the TS to run Qanstshare.exe with the parameters:
TaskManager "Task Name"

Substitute the name of your task for Task Name.

Some quirks of Windows 7 TS:
* As long as you are logged in even if the PC is "locked" Windows TS will run the task. There is no need to set the task to "Log In" in most situations.
* If you do set the task to "log in" it will launch QS without a GUI. You will not see anything except in Windows' list of running processes. But it will work. QS may continue running in the background indefinitely.
* If QS is already running then the task will not launch unless you check "Start a new task in parallel".

Thanks.



QuantShare
2014-11-04 01:37:52

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If QS is already running the task can be run by the live instance.

Try this:

[Path To QuantShare]\QuantShare.exe TaskManager "Task Name" -DoNotLoadApp



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