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Cron Backfill

Use Case

  • You are using cron workflows to run daily jobs, you may need to re-run for a date, or run some historical days.

Solution

  1. Create a workflow template for your daily job.
  2. Create your cron workflow to run daily and invoke that template.
  3. Create a backfill workflow that uses withSequence to run the job for each date.

This full example contains:

  • A workflow template named job.
  • A cron workflow named daily-job.
  • A workflow named backfill-v1 that uses a resource template to create one workflow for each backfill date.
  • A alternative workflow named backfill-v2 that uses a steps templates to run one task for each backfill date.