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Jobs and Scheduling

Conscia's DX Platform provides a set of pre-defined Job Types that can be used to perform common tasks. A Job Type is a template for a Job Definition that can be used to create a Job. The Job Type defines the parameters that are required to create a Job Definition and the behavior of the Job Definition when it is executed. A Job is an actual unit of work being executed (e.g. downloading a file, calling a webservice, processing a file, etc.).

A Job Definition is a template for a Job that can be used to create a Job. A Job Definition consists of:

  • A Job Type
  • A set of parameters that are required by the Job Type
  • Optionally, a schedule for the Job to be executed.

There are two methods of creating a Job.

  1. Using a Job Definition - A Job Definition is created and then a Job is created from the Job Definition. This is the recommended method for creating Jobs as it allows for the reuse of Job Definitions and the ability to change the parameters of a Job Definition without affecting the Jobs that have been created from that Job Definition.
  2. Using a Job Type Directly - A Job can be created directly without a Job Definition by specifying a Job Type and its necessary parameters. This is useful for creating a Job that is not going to be reused or does not require a schedule.

When a Job is created, it is assigned a unique Job ID. This Job ID can be used to check the status of the Job.

Job Type Endpoints

Listing Job Types

GET https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/job-types
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer {{apiKey}}
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}

Getting a specified Job Type

GET https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/job-types/{{jobTypeCode}}
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer {{apiKey}}
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}

Creating a Job using a Job Type

POST https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/job-types/callWebserviceEndpoint/_execute
Content-Type: application/json
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}
Authorization: Bearer {{API_KEY}}
{
"params": {
"url": "https://api.example.com/_query_",
"method": "POST",
"headers": {
"Content-Type": "application/json"
},
"body": {
"searchTerms": "running shoe"
},
"searchParams": {
"limit": 10
}
}
}

Example response:

{
"jobId": "20240302-f3eb6180-9fc0-43c6-9fe3-528cc4981f2c"
}

Job Definition Endpoints

Creating a Job Definition

The params section will vary by job type.

POST https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/job-definitions
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer {{apiKey}}
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}

{
"jobDefinition": {
"jobDefinitionCode": "web-test",
"jobType": "callWebserviceEndpoint",
"name": "Call My favourite webservice",
"schedule": { "cron": "* * * * *" }, // every minute
"params": {
"url": "https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts",
"method": "GET",
"headers": {
"Content-Type": "application/json"
}
}
}
}

Listing Job Definitions

GET https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/job-definitions
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer {{apiKey}}
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}

Getting a specified Job Definition

GET https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/job-definitions/{{jobDefinitionCode}}
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer {{apiKey}}
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}

Updating a Job Definition

PATCH https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/job-definitions/{{jobDefinitionCode}}
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer {{apiKey}}
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}

{
"jobDefinition": {
"jobDefinitionCode": "web-test",
"jobType": "callWebserviceEndpoint",
"name": "My new name", // new name
"schedule": { "cron": "*/5 * * * *" }, // every 5 minutes
"params": {
"url": "https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts",
"method": "GET",
"headers": {
"Content-Type": "application/json"
}
}
}
}

Deleting a Job Definition

DELETE https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/job-definitions/{{jobDefinitionCode}}
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer {{apiKey}}
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}

Create a Job by Executing a Job Definition

POST https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/job-definitions/{{jobDefinitionCode}}/_execute
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer {{apiKey}}
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}

{}

Example response:

{
"jobId": "20240302-f3eb6180-9fc0-43c6-9fe3-528cc4981f2c"
}

Job Endpoints

Getting a specified Job

Ths endpoint will return the status and the result of the job.

GET https://io.conscia.ai/vue/_api/v1/jobs/{{jobId}}
Content-Type: application/json
Authorization: Bearer {{apiKey}}
X-Customer-Code: {{customerCode}}

Scheduling Jobs

As shown above, a Job Definition can be created with a schedule. The schedule is defined using a cron expression.

Here is a reference that will help you to format your Cron Expressions. For instance, 0 0 12 * * ? means Fire at 12pm (noon) every day.