ScheduledTaskActiveQ is being phased out in favor of TaskObject, which was introduced experimentally in Version 11.2.


yields True if obj represents an active task, and False otherwise.


  • The object obj can be a CloudObject containing a ScheduledTask expression or DocumentGenerator.
  • A task may be inactive because it has been stopped, because its scheduling specification is nominally finished, or because the underlying cloud object has been deactivated.
  • ScheduledTaskActiveQ pertains to task objects and their schedules and does not imply anything about whether a task expression is currently evaluating.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Deploy a task to run once a day indefinitely:

Pause the task:

Resume scheduled executions:

Delete the task:

Properties & Relations  (1)

A task with no scheduled runs may still be active. Deploy a task to be run on demand only:

Delete the task:

Wolfram Research (2015), ScheduledTaskActiveQ, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2015), ScheduledTaskActiveQ, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2015. "ScheduledTaskActiveQ." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2015). ScheduledTaskActiveQ. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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