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Repeating Scheduled Events for Drupal 7

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This tutorial covers a topic in Drupal 7 which may or may not be the version you're using. We're keeping this tutorial online as a courtesy to users of Drupal 7, but we consider it archived.

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Sprout Video

This screencast shows how to repeat scheduled events – in this case sending repeated reminders to users who have not logged in for a month. The screencast covers:

  • How to set up a component for scheduling (as seen before)
  • The point of re-using an ID for scheduled tasks, to avoid duplicate reminders
  • The trick of finding a good triggering event for scheduling (which is not always easy)
  • The trick of having a component schedule itself upon completion, thereby repeating the scheduling
  • How to delete scheduled tasks, and why that may be a good idea

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Rules guide (