Automation

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Learn how to automate the connector with cronjobs..

Automate Connector

In the tab of the connector, you can have the pascom telephone system perform the data import automatically at certain intervals.


automate connector

In the example above, the data import is performed every day at 22:00.

Automation is only possible if the data does not come from a manual source (e.g. a CSV file), as it must be uploaded manually.

Cronjob syntax explained


  1. weekday (0-7, Sunday is 0 or 7)
  2. month (1-12)
  3. day (1-31)
  4. hour (0-23)
  5. minute (0-59)


A star * means an execution will always occur, i.e. every minute, hour, day, month or day of the week.

Furthermore, there are additional options that are possible:

  1. * = execution always (at every…)
  2. */n = execution of all n
  3. n,x,y = execution at/on n, x and y

Automation examples

Execute the import only at the beginning of the week at 5 o’clock at night.

  1. weekday (1)
  2. month (*)
  3. day (*)
  4. hour (5)
  5. minute (00)


Perform the import every 2 hours.

  1. weekday (*)
  2. month (*)
  3. day (*)
  4. hour (/2)
  5. minute (00)


Perform the import on certain days in the evening.

  1. weekday (*)
  2. month (*)
  3. day (10,14,21)
  4. hour (20)
  5. minute (00)