Task is a saved configuration of some database tool. It can be started from task management view or from menu by a single click.
You can create tasks for frequently used tools.
Also tasks can be scheduled for regular execution.
Create task from tool configuration
You can save tool configuration into a task and run your task later with a single click.
For example you can start Data Transfer wizard and configure data export from several tables in MySQL database into CSV files:
Save configuration as task button and fill task properties:
Now click on
Open Tasks view link to open task list:
From task view you can add, edit, remove and execute saved tasks.
You can use context menu or view tools for that:
By clicking on
Edit or by double-clicking on task you can open tasks edit wizard. In this wizard you can change task settings as well as actual tool configuration. You can change set of input objects for data transfer or any export configuration. After changing task settings click on
Update configuration in task button (it is on the last page of task configuration wizard).
Create task from task management view
You can create task from scratch using tasks view. Open tasks view and
Create new task button in the view toolbar or in the context menu.
In task wizard you can choose task category, task type and name. On the next wizard pages actual tool configuration pages will be shown (they depend on chosen task type).
You can schedule tasks for later/regular execution. See Task Scheduler article.