Informational icon Clarity Web Edition: The layout of the user interface for Clarity Web Edition is different than the screen shots below but the functionality description is applicable to all Clarity editions, including Clarity Web, unless noted otherwise.

Schedule CommonLook Clarity scans using the Tasks function. Each Task may be set to run once, or on a recurring basis. Only users with administrative rights may set scheduled tasks.

CommonLook Clarity displays the tasks that are either in-process or scheduled for processing. To refresh the list of running or scheduled tasks it may be necessary to close the window and click on the Tasks button again.

Creating a Task to run immediately

Tasks button. To begin creating Tasks, click on the Tasks button.

Users without administrative rights may create Tasks to be run right away. Click the “New” button to create a new Verification Task.

Task scheduler dialog.

Task Name (required): For compatibility with the Windows Scheduler, task names may consist of numbers or letters. Spaces, hyphens and underscores are not allowed.

Description (optional): Describe your task for easy reference. The description field allows all characters.

Discovery finds PDF files for Verification, listing them in the Verification Domain view.

Verification captures information and performs accessibility testing on Discovered PDF files.

Both Discovery and Verification may be run in either Incremental or Full modes.

MODEDiscoveryVerification
IncrementalResumes an incomplete Discovery caused by (for example) logging out or machine restart. Records for existing files are not updated.Tests files that have changed since the last time the task was run.
FullCreate an all-new Discovery, replacing the previous one run on this Verification Domain.Causes all PDF files listed to be tested again, deleting prior results.

CAUTION: Files may appear or disappear from CommonLook Clarity reports generated following a Full Discovery based on whether a link to the file existed at the time Discovery was run. If a file’s report is unavailable, be sure that a hyperlink exists targeting that file, and run a Full Discovery.

Configuration: Apply a Configuration to the Task (See the “Configuration” section for details).

Select the Verification Domain(s) to be discovered and/or tested by this Task.

Click Save. If the Task was scheduled to begin immediately it will begin at this time.

Creating a Scheduled Task

Scheduling a Task requires a Windows login with administrative rights. Select the desired frequency and provide scheduling details.  (In the Web Version, click “Next” to get to the menu for scheduling details.)

For Daily tasks specify the start time and date and the daily frequency (default is daily but can be set to any value between 1 and 365).

For Weekly tasks specify the start time and date, the weekly frequency (default is weekly but can be set to any value between 1 and 52), and the day of week to run.

For Monthly tasks specify the start time and either the day of the month (a value between 1 and 31) or select a specific weekday (2nd Monday, 3rd Tuesday, etc). You may also choose specific months in which the task should run.

For one-time tasks, select either “Run immediately” or specify a start time and date.

Tasks scheduled to run when the server machine starts do not require any additional scheduling parameters.

EXAMPLE: The following Task runs a full Discovery and Verification every other week on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm.

Task scheduler dialog showing settings for the Progress Update scan.

Reviewing or Editing a Task

Click on the Tasks button. CommonLook Clarity displays all running or scheduled tasks. Check the box for the task to be edited and click the edit button.

Make the necessary changes and click Save.

While scheduled tasks may be viewed or edited, running tasks cannot. To edit a running task, first select and delete the task, then re-create it.

Deleting a Task

Click on the Tasks button. CommonLook Clarity displays all running or scheduled tasks. Check the box for the task to be deleted and click the delete button.

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