Schedule pipelines to run periodically

You can schedule your pipeline to run on these intervals:

  • Once
  • Hourly
  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Always on
    • The pipeline will be run as soon as the previous pipeline run is finished
  • Custom schedule using CRON Expression
  • Every minute using CRON expression: * * * * *
  • Streaming pipeline: coming soon Learn more about how to schedule pipelines.

Landing times

If the trigger type is a schedule then instead of choosing when the pipeline will run, you can choose the pipeline’s landing time.

This is useful if you want your data pipeline to finish at a specific time instead of start at a specific time.

For example, a pipeline is scheduled to land daily at 17:00 UTC. If this pipeline takes 10 hours on average to complete, then the pipeline will be triggered and start running at 05:00 UTC each day.

Enable landing time

When editing a trigger with schedule type, there is a toggle called Enable landing time. Turn that on to enable landing time for the trigger.

Configure landing time

Depending on the frequency, you’ll be able to configure the following times the pipeline should complete:

  • Day of the month
  • Day of the week
  • Hour of the day
  • Minute of the hour
  • Second of the minute

Extra runtime variables from pipeline run

Default runtime variables from pipeline run:

envThe value is always prod in pipeline runs. The value is dev when running blocks in
eventIf the pipeline is triggered by event, the event variable contains the event payload.{"key1": "value1"}
execution_dateA datetime object that the pipeline is executed at.86400
execution_partitionAn automatically formatted partition of the pipeline run using the execution date.10/20231225T122520
pipeline_run_idThe id of the pipeline run.10

If your pipeline run belongs to a trigger that is scheduled, then the following extra variables are available in your Python block’s keyword arguments (e.g. kwargs).

interval_start_datetimeThe datetime when the pipeline run is scheduled for.datetime.datetime(2023, 7, 23, 7, 0, 0, 0)
interval_end_datetimeThe datetime when the next pipeline run is scheduled for.datetime.datetime(2023, 7, 24, 7, 0, 0, 0)
interval_secondsThe number of seconds between the current pipeline run and the next pipeline run.86400
interval_start_datetime_previousThe datetime when the previous pipeline run was scheduled for.datetime.datetime(2023, 7, 22, 7, 0, 0, 0)

SQL block

If you’re using a SQL block, here is an example of how you can access these variables:

    '{{ interval_start_datetime }}' AS interval_start_datetime
    , '{{ interval_end_datetime }}' AS interval_end_datetime
    , '{{ interval_seconds }}' AS interval_seconds
    , '{{ interval_start_datetime_previous }}' AS interval_start_datetime_previous