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Scheduling robots

Updated on November 29, 2022

By setting schedules for robots, you reduce the amount of manual effort in managing your robots. In this way, robots can be stopped outside of working hours, or can be moved between work groups to provide assistance during known peak hours.

Important: In Pega Robot Manager, the functionality of scheduling robots is designed specifically for a workflow that involves pulling work assignments directly from within Pega Robot Manager. This functionality is not intended to be used solely for the purposes of starting (or stopping) robots or package management where work assignments are pulled from a queue of work (or file) that is external to Pega Robot Manager.

For the scheduling feature to work, specific agents need to be enabled and configured in Pega Platform. For more information, see Configuring Pega Robot Manager.

When no scheduled action is defined, the default behavior of the robot is to run in its current work group. When you create a scheduled action for a robot, its current work group is designated as the base work group. After a scheduled action ends, the robot moves back to its base work group.

To change the base work group of a robot, stop the robot, remove all its scheduled actions, move the robot to the designated work group, and then create a new schedule.

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