Run Schedule Now


The 'Run Schedule Now' endpoint triggers a schedule identified by the scheduleId. The response is a runId, which is a unique value for the specific run of the triggered schedule. 

This endpoint is used a lot for integration with the Continuous Integration (CI) system to trigger collections of automation cases as part of a greater release plan. 

In the configuration of a schedule using the LEAPWORK Studio, it is possible to define variables and assign values to the variables. It is also possible to set the values of the variables using this endpoint, by adding the name of the variable and the value as GET parameters in the calling URL.



In this example, the value of ‘var1’ and ‘var2’ will be set to ‘val1’ and ‘val2’ respectively, if the variables are defined in the schedule configuration. The schedule variables can be used dynamically in the automation flows, so this is a method to input values and parameters directly to the individual automation flows via the schedule.

A real-life example of this is to trigger a schedule with the URL of the website that the automation flow should use in the execution. Creating a URL variable in the schedule and assigning different values for the URL will trigger the flows on different websites.

To understand more about using scheduled variables, please see this blog post:

Request URL


Input parameters

Property Type Description Comments
scheduleId string Unique identifier for a Schedule scheduleId can be fetched from the Response Body of Get Schedule



curl -X PUT --header 'Accept: application/json' --header 'AccessKey: Mo87Nc4qDAtzJNDb' 'http:// {controllerMachine}:{controllerPort} /api/v3/schedules/39f2b3e3-fa24-43e7-a2d6-38815128ac6c/runNow'


$headers = @{}



Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "http://{controllerMachine}:{controllerPort}/api/v4/schedules/$ScheduleID/runNow" -ContentType "application/json" -Headers $headers -Method PUT 


RunId of the schedule is returned in response:

"$id": "1",
"RunId": "da6845c9-ae69-45d3-b100-795a3b866623"


Response object

Field Type Description Comments
runId string The runId is a unique Id for the individual run instance of a schedule runId can be used to fetch information about execution output of flows defined in a schedule.

Response Code

200 (OK)

404 (Not Found)

401 (Unauthorized)

400 (Bad Request)

405 (Method Not Allowed)

500 (Internal Server Error)