Working with Calendars in SWIFT

You can set up multiple calendars for a given year. This enables logical terminals to have their own calendar, which can be useful if the LTs are located in different countries, with different working days or public holidays.

If multiple calendars have been defined, then the available calendars are displayed when the Calendar application is started. This list also shows which Calendar is currently set as the default.
You can use the Calendar application to create additional calendars.
You have to set up a calendar if you want users to be able to schedule Alliance Access processes to occur automatically.

Alliance Access users can only schedule processes if the operator profiles allow them to do so. After you create your calendar, you must modify the appropriate profiles. For example, you may modify a profile so that operators can use the Message File application to schedule message archiving.
Once you have created a calendar and modified the profiles, any users with the appropriate profiles can schedule processes.

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The Calendar application enables you to create, modify, or remove calendars for the current year, the next year, or both.

For each year in the calendar, you can assign one of the following day profiles:

  • Normal Working Day
  • Peak Working Day
  • Holiday
  • Weekend.

How Scheduling Works

At the start of each day (midnight), Alliance Access checks the calendar and determines which day types apply to the current day. For example, today may be the First Working Day of Week and the First Working Day of Month. Alliance Access then checks to see whether any operations are scheduled for these day types. If an operation is scheduled, then Alliance Access carries it out at the specified time, unless the server is running in housekeeping mode.
The schedule is also rebuilt after each restart of the server. If the restart occurs between the earliest and latest start times of an event, then that event is started automatically.

Processes that Can be Scheduled to Occur Automatically

Overview

You can schedule the following functions to occur automatically:

  • archive the Event Journal
  • archive the Message File
  • Back up the archives of the Event Journal and the Message File
  • remove archives
  • activate and de-activate the emission and reception profiles in the SWIFTNet Interface application
  • install CIF Update files
  • stop and restart the Alliance Access servers
  • Perform a FIN Select and logout from SWIFT
  • back up Alliance Access data to disk
  • import and export RMA authorisations (for more information, see the Relationship Management Application User Guide).

For information about the permissions required to schedule these functions, see the System Management Guide

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