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Chapter 40. Scheduling and Event Execution > Scheduling Events in ColdFusion

Scheduling Events in ColdFusion

The ColdFusion server maintains a list of events or tasks that can be scheduled to run periodically. Scheduling events in ColdFusion is similar to using the Unix operating system's cron table or Windows' AT command. Each event corresponds to a ColdFusion template file that gets executed according to the parameters set in the schedule.

The execution mechanism in ColdFusion is restricted to HTTP calls. A <cfhttp> agent calls the scheduled template and runs the file at the designated time. Any template that can be run by a Web browser can be executed using the scheduler, thereby covering just about everything you might want ColdFusion to achieve.


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