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Modifying a Task


Suppose you now want to change the collection interval to something longer. Or, perhaps, you set the task to run continually and now you want to set a stop time. To make this change to your task, open the Task Manager and select the desired task in the tasks table. Click the Modify Task button. Alternatively, you can right-click on the task in the tasks table and select “Modify” from the drop-down menu, as shown in the following figure.

Figure 1: Modify Selected Task Option
Modify Selected Task Option

The task window will open, allowing you to change the task parameters. Change the task settings as you wish. For example, you may want to uncheck the Never Stop radio button if it was formerly checked and/or you may want to change the collection interval as previously explained.

On the Scheduling page, you can also select “Click to modify Task Name and/or Comment” to change the name and comment for the task.

After you make your changes, press Next if applicable and finally Finish to resubmit the task.

You will be asked whether or not you want to modify the existing task. Select “Yes” to replace the existing task or “Copy as New Task” to create a new task, leaving the previous task unmodified. If you changed the start and stop times and/or interval, you can go back to the Task Manager tasks table and see that the entry is changed.

In some cases you may also want to correct some router login information by clicking the Router Profiles... button. However, note that this information will not automatically be updated unless the user selected to Use Profile Directly in the Collections tab as discussed in Choosing Routers to be Collected on page 111. The Routers to be collected section will still use the original parameters from the router profile when the task was created. To fix this, when modifying a task, remove the router(s) with changed parameters. Then select the profile(s) containing those router(s) and reselect the router(s) from the left hand side and add them back to the right hand side.

You can also delete a task. To do so, right-click on the desired task in the Task Manager tasks table and select “Delete”. Answer “Yes” to the following dialog box. Your task will then be removed from the list of scheduled tasks.