Viewing Task Metadata - trillium_discovery - 17.2

Trillium Administration Center

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Trillium > Trillium Discovery
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Trillium Discovery
Trillium Administration Center
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Open the Task Manager for a detailed view of the status of Discovery Center tasks running against all repositories on the current repository server. View metadata about the tasks including the type of task, status, and percentage of completeness. You can run a search to find specific tasks. For example, search on tasks run on a certain date, by a certain user, and on a certain repository.

Note the following when working with the Task Manager:

  • The Auto Refresh menu controls how often the task metadata is refreshed. The setting persists for as long as you are logged in to the current repository.
  • You can export the metadata of one or more tasks shown in the Task Manager as a .CSV file to your client system. See Exporting Tasks.
  • Most tasks in the Task Manager are also displayed in the Background Tasks view in the Control Center.

To view Discovery Center tasks in the Task Manager

  1. To open the Task Manager, do one of the following:
    • On the menu bar at the top of the Administration Center, click Tasks (Task icon).
    • From the navigation menu, click Manage Tasks.

    The Task Manager opens showing a list of tasks, including the status and progress of each, filtered to show only those tasks you have run in the Discovery Center.

  2. Customize how the tasks are displayed using filtering, sorting, locking, and choosing columns. To show tasks created by all users, clear the filter setting in the Created By column (click the filter icon, then select Filter > Clear ).
  3. Click Auto Refresh and select one of the following options to manage how often the Tasks in Queue view refreshes.
    • Do not refresh. Disable the refresh option to keep the information in the view static. This is helpful when you need to export a particular set of tasks.
    • 5 seconds (default)
    • 30 seconds
    • 1 minute
    • 5 minutes
    • 10 minutes

List of Metadata

The Tasks in Queue tab displays the following metadata to help give you insight when Discovery Center tasks were run, the users who ran them, the associated repositories, and potential problems that need attention.

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates that the column displays by default.
Column Description

Task ID*

The unique identifier for the activity.
Task* The type of activity.


The current status of the activity.
% Done* The percentage completed for the activity.
Schedule* The time the activity is scheduled to start.
Progress* The current progress of the activity.
Data Source ID* The ID of the data source or data sources to which the activity relates.
Started* The time the activity started.
Ended* The time the activity ended.
Created By* The user who created the activity.
Repository The repository to which the activity relates.
Reason The failure message for the activity.
Duration The time it took for the activity to run.
Date Created The date and time the activity was created.
Activity Name Name of activity.