Processing Time and Frequency of the Scheduled Activity

The processing time and frequency of the activity that is scheduled impacts the scheduling intervals.

Total processing time required for the business process, service, or report
Total processing time is critical to scheduling business processes, services, and reports, so that you do not have overlapping executions.

For example, if a business process takes a total of 30 minutes to complete, you should not schedule the business process to run every 10 minutes; otherwise, errors may occur.

Frequency that the data or processing is required
Determining the frequency that data or processing is required helps you determine the schedule type to use with the activity.

For example, if a File System adapter configuration collects documents from a file system every 10 minutes, so the documents can be used in another business process, the best schedule type is timer. If, however, the service configuration collects documents every Friday at 3:00 p.m., then the best schedule type is weekly.