Pharmacy Order Discontinuation

This job is automatically scheduled by setting the Pharmacy Order Discontinuation Period option on the Practice.

The fields are as follows:

Name The job name
Description The job description
Active This schedules the job to run if checked, or prevents it from being run if unchecked.
Batch Size The number of invoices to process in a single batch
Max Records

The maximum number of invoices to process in a single scheduled run. Should be greater or equal to the Batch Size.

Minutes See Cron Expression
Hours See Cron Expression
Day Of Month See Cron Expression
Month See Cron Expression
Day Of Week See Cron Expression
Run As

Specifies the user to run the job as. This user is required to have permissions to:

  • send notification messages
Notify Specifies the user or user group to notify when locking has completed. Notification only occurs when at least one invoice is processed, or errors are encountered. You may want to use a 'real' user or group of real users, or you may want to create a user such as 'Jobs Message Receiver' used only for these notifications.

The Batch Size and Max Records fields can be used to limit resource utilisation.

Cron Expression

The Minutes and Hours fields will be populated automatically when the Pharmacy Order Discontinuation Period option on the Practice is set. The job will be scheduled to run twice during specified period.

The Minutes, Hours, Day Of Month, Month, and Day Of Week fields determine when the job is run, using a simplified version of a Cron expression:

Field Allowed Values Allowed Special Characters
Minutes 0-59 , - * /
Hours 0-23 , - * /
Day Of Month 1-31 , - * ? /
Month 1-12 or JAN-DEC , - * /
Day Of Week 1-7 or SUN-SAT , - * ? /

Note that only one of Day Of Month and Day Of Week may be specified. If one is specified, the other must be set to ?.

If you change the schedule, the new schedule will take effect immediately.


Description Minutes Hours Day Of Month Month Day Of Week
Run every 30 minutes */30 * * * ?
Run every 2 hours 0 */2 * * ?
Run every 15 mins between 8am and 6pm on weekdays */15 8-18 ? * mon-fri
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