A scheduled task allows you to run a piece of code triggered by a timer. The ESB profile of WSO2 EI provides a default scheduled task implementation, which you can use to inject a message to the ESB profile at a scheduled interval. To activate the built-in task, you have to add it to the Tasks list.
For information on working with scheduled tasks via tooling, see Working with Scheduled Tasks via Tooling.
For information on working with scheduled tasks via the Management Console, see Working with Scheduled Tasks via the Management Console.
You can also write your own scheduled task by creating a custom Java class that implements the
org.apache.synapse.startup.Task interface. This interface defines a single method named
execute(). For example, you could create a task that will read a text file at a specified location and place orders for stocks that are given in the text file. For more information, see Writing Tasks.