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Tuesday Tip: How to schedule XCOM-Transfers in Windows

  • 1.  Tuesday Tip: How to schedule XCOM-Transfers in Windows

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 04-17-2015 09:45 AM

     

    Normally a transfer forwarded to the XCOM Server (called a scheduled transfer) is processed immediately. XCOM provides two parameters which allow to specify a specific day and time at which the transfer is to be processed.

    These parameters are START_DATE and START_TIME. In the Windows XCOM GUI you can specify the desired day and time for a scheduled transfer in the section "Misc Options" in field 'START'. You can specify day and time directly using format "mm/dd/yy hh:mm:ss" or click on the calendar symbol to select from the incorporated calendar.

    When using the command xcomtcp you specify

    START_DATE=mm/dd/yy

    and

    START_TIME=hh:mm:ss.

     

    There are alias parameters STARTDATE and STARTTIME available which allow different formats:

    STARTDATE=yyyymmdd (20151231 represents Dec. 31st, 2015)

    STARTDATE=yyddd    (Julian date, 16001 represents the first day of 2016)

    STARTDATE=+nnn     (nnn days from today, nnn in the range from 0 to 999)

    and

    STARTTIME=hhmm     (1300 represents 1 pm)

    STARTTIME=+hhmm    (+0330 represents start in three and a half hour)