To activate a time-based automation.

Background Information​

A time-based automation is automatically executed at a scheduled date and time. The schedule is defined in the ​Schedule Time-based Automation​ window (see Schedule Time-Based Automation (window)​).

Automations must be activated as well as saved. Only activated automations are executed by the system. For more information, see ​Activate a Time-Based Automation​.

Activation changes the status of an automation to:

  • Active, Scheduled​ if the automation has never been executed before or if the automation is scheduled to execute only one time.

  • Active, Running if the automation has been executed at least once.


  1. In the Main Navigation, click Automation​s > Automations.
    ⇒ The Time-based Automations Overview​ window opens.
  2. Select the checkbox of the desired automation.
  3. Click the Activate button.
    ⇒ The automation now has the status Active, Scheduled​ or Active, Running​.