The Task Manager in Optimizer for Jira allows you to schedule and queue Jira Administration tasks that could run in the background. This feature enables Admins to work on other things and automates the process of running maintenance tasks outside of work hours.
When a task is added to the Task Manager, it gets added to a queue and this only completes when you click the “Dispatch Queue” button. This gives you added control and allows you and your colleagues to review changes before they are completed. Once the “Dispatch Queue” button is clicked, the tasks will run one by one.
Project Archiving is not part of the Task Manager in Optimizer for Jira. You will only have the option to archive immediately from within the smart tables (on Data Center).
Using the Task Manager
Task Manager button is located at the bottom left corner of the screen. This will be a light grey / blue button.
The task queue allows you to view what tasks are going to run or have been run recently. This list can be viewed by clicking the circle with the number in the bottom left of the screen.
A breakdown of a single task in the queue can be seen on the screenshot on the right side. The illustrated elements on the screen are as follows:
Refresh - a button that allows you to refresh the displayed queue status
Execution Toggle - a button to switch on or off execution of tasks from the queue. When the task execution is disabled no tasks will run.
Expand - opens an expanded view of the task for more details
Status - an indicator of the current task status
Task Name - a brief describing the task
Progress - the total number of jobs and the number of jobs that have been processed
Remove and Abort - a button that can be used to remove abort running jobs and removed the task
Progress Steps - on overview of the actions in the task
INFO TABS - multiple tabs with detailed information for each job