The Periodic schedule is an optional schedule that defines a recurring period of time when a machine will perform batch processing. You can create a Periodic schedule by specifying a day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.) and the machine will perform batch processing on the specified days for every week.
A Periodic schedule lists batch processing jobs for which you must define a start and end date, and time. Each job has its own set of batch processing parameters that are independent of the other jobs in the schedule.
For example, you can create a Periodic schedule for a machine so that it performs batch processing every night from 20:00 that evening to 08:00 the following morning. Therefore, the machine would not perform batch processing work during the day when the users would be present.
In terms of priority, the Periodic schedule is between the Default and Supervisory schedules. If there are no Supervisory schedules for a machine, or the Supervisory schedule does not define the work to be done for a particular period of time, the machine uses the Periodic schedule.
However, if you have an active Supervisory schedule , the machine follows this schedule before it follows either the Periodic or Default schedules.