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I have set up a schedule task as per instructions here: To turn the scheduling on, I open a dev console and do:

MY_NS.MyScheduleTask = new MY_NS.MyScheduleTask ();
String sch = '35 27 15 1 3 ?';
System.Schedule('MyScheduleTask', sch, p);

However, if I packing my code I don't want users to have to run this code from the dev console. Instead, I like a system administrator to just turn it on. Is it possible to do this?

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If it is apex scheduling you want to do without doing it from code, you'll have to go to:

  1. Your Name -> Setup
  2. App Setup -> Develop -> Apex Classes
  3. Schedule Apex button at the top
  4. Here you can manually schedule an apex class which implemented the Schedulable interface

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  • can't see this. What privileges do I need? – dublintech Mar 1 '13 at 17:40
  • I can't seem to find any specific permissions, so i'd guess you just need the permission to create apex. I checked in over 10 orgs, ranging from developer, to partner developer, enterprise, force.com, ... and everywhere I seem to have access to the button – pjcarly Mar 1 '13 at 20:04
  • by the way: perhaps you looked next to it, the button is in the same row as "Run All Tests", I have added a screenshot to my answer, please check it out – pjcarly Mar 1 '13 at 20:08
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It is just Apex code. I don't see why you couldn't make it part of a controller action somewhere that functions off of a button click. That should work fine.

  • Agreed, you could create a quick VF UI to wrap around the Apex logic and then buttons to enable it, or even to delete it. – joshbirk Mar 1 '13 at 19:58

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