How do I use "General" Custom Tasks in MARS?

With General Tasks, you can perform basic tasks such as printing documents, waiting, or executing other schedules.

Custom Task - General

  • In the Schedule Wizard, go to Custom Tasks.
MS Access: Custom Tasks Wizard in Schedule in MARS.

General Tasks

MS Access: Custom Tasks Wizard in Schedule in MARS.
  • With General Tasks, you can perform basic tasks such as printing documents, waiting, or executing other schedules.

Run Program/Open Document

General

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Run Program/Open Document in MARS.
  • Use this task to open a document or run a program or batch file.
  • Task Name: Enter a name for the task
  • Program/Document Path: Browse to find the path of the program or document
  • Working Folder: Browse to find the path of the working folder.
  • Optional Parameter: Enter any arguments or parameters
  • Windows Style: Choose from Normal, Minimized, Maximized or Hidden.
  • You can further instruct MARS to wait for the program to exit or to stop waiting for the program after a specified amount of time.

Options

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Options in MARS.
  • In this section, you have the option to run this task before, after or you can choose both the schedules executes.

Print Document

General

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Print Document in MARS.
  • Use this task to print documents to a specified printer.
  • Task Name: Enter a name for the task
  • Printer Name: Select a printer or print driver from the list.
  • Click (+) button to browse for files to add to the printing list.
MS Access: Custom Tasks: Print Document in MARS.
  • Printer Name: Select a printer or print driver from the list.
  • Files: Use the (…) to browse for the file(s) to be printed
  • Recursive: Print all folder and/or documents in that path.

Options

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Options in MARS.
  • In this section, you have the option to run this task before, after or you can choose both the schedules executes.

Wait/Pause

General

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Wait/Pause in MARS.
  • Use this task to create pauses between tasks to ensure that one task is fully complete before the next task in the list is started.
  • Task Name: Enter a name for the task.
  • Select the pause interval to suit your requirements.

Options

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Options in MARS.
  • In this section, you have the option to run this task before, after or you can choose both the schedules executes.

Execute Schedule

General

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Execute Schedule in MARS.
  • This is a useful facility for "chaining" schedules together. Simply select the schedule you want to run from the list and click OK.
  • Task Name: Enter a name for the task.

Options

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Options in MARS.
  • In this section, you have the option to run this task before, after or you can choose both the schedules executes.

Send SMS

General

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Send SMS in MARS.

Options

MS Access: Custom Tasks: Options in MARS.
  • In this section, you have the option to run this task before, after or you can choose both the schedules executes.