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Scheduled Jobs


We are an ISV/OEM in the process of building a standalone NATIVE application embedded in WITHOUT any integration into SFDC CRM objects.




  ******  The Embedded Edition for Partners is based upon the Enterprise Edition Org.  *******  Please correct me if I’m wrong.  



 I’m a bit confused with the information provided by SDFC regarding the Running User / User Licenses / Scheduled Jobs functionality as they pertain to an ISV/OEM.   





 Data will be periodically loaded into a custom object (eg once per day) in our native app.  We are planning on using the Scheduled Jobs functionality (Setup -> Administration -> Monitoring -> Scheduled Jobs) for our Customers (eg. Customer 123) as part of our Combined Solution, to manipulate the data that was loaded into the custom object.  


 We are trying to adhere to the functionality provided in “The Embedded Edition Distribution Term Sheet” but the Scheduled Jobs functionality is not mentioned.   




1) Is the Scheduled Jobs functionality available for use on the Embedded Edition for SDFC ISV/OEMs?  In the APEX documentation it says the following for the APEX Scheduler: “The Apex scheduler is currently available through a limited release program. Contact to verify if your organization can participate in the limited release program.” 


 2) If the Answer to question 1 is YES, what kind of user licenses do we (ISV/OEM) sell the users for our Customer 123?  Is it the “Salesforce Platform” user license or the “ One-App” user license?  


 To see the types of user licenses described in the on-line help:  

è     click link “What is an Analytic Snapshot?” and then click the link

 è Platform or Salesforce Platform One licenses 


 I’m assuming the user license for the Administrator that is provisioned is “Salesforce.”  (correct me if I’m wrong).      


 Thanks for your help!! 


The limited release thing means that only customers who are approved to be part of the pilot can use that functionality.  As an ISV, that means that you probably don't want to use it until it goes GA, because otherwise you'll end up releasing code to your customers that they can't use.


The docs in Prerelease right now says that the scheduled jobs will go GA in Spring '10, so perhaps you want to wait for that.


Thanks Werewolf!!


If "Scheduled Jobs" goes GA in the Spring, then we can test our functionality out in the Developer Edition until then.


Do you have any information on the types of licenses (Question 2 listed above)?

AFAIK all licenses (except the portal licenses) have all Apex capabilities.  You'll want to check that with your partner manager if you have one though.

Werewolf is right, Apex Scheduler will be available in the Embedded Edition after Spring '10. A good general rule, if the feature is available in Enterprise Edition, then it's most likely available in Embedded Edition, since that uses Enterprise Edition as the core.