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From "David Erickson" <>
Subject Re: Starting time-consuming jobs early
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2004 20:57:11 GMT
You ought to be able to make a struts plugin or a servlet thats loaded by
your webserver that starts a thread that watches for a certain time each
week then wakes up and does stuff..

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Engle" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 1:53 PM
Subject: Starting time-consuming jobs early

> Hi all,
> It looks like I am going to be involved with a project where the goal
> is to gather a bunch of product information from multiple databases,
> and then mix-n-match (a highly-technical term there) all that data to
> ultimately generate some metrics charts.  It seems that making this a
> web application would be good here becuase several groups within this
> company X can then share this information.  But since it will take so
> long to get the results, I'm wondering if there is some sort of way
> using servlets or whatever that I can have this job kick off at maybe
> midnight on Friday night so that all the data will be freshly available
> on Monday morning when it would be needed.  I've considered maybe using
> a cron job to fire off a Perl script to do all the work, and then load
> the database with the data that would be replaced each week.  But, I'd
> be interested in knowing if I could have it setup some slick way with
> Struts/Servlets/etc.
> Thanks,
> Andy
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