I’m setting up a scheduled function to fetch a series of records, check a date against them, and action accordingly by updating certain fields on the record, should it be found the need to do so.
This, I feel, would be a standard requirement for a scheduled process. Even the bulleted examples on the detail page about the feature states similar processes, however, we’re only given 10 secs to handle this processing. Which in a lot of cases, wouldn’t be enough time. I don’t even think the max increase of 26 seconds would do the job for a lot of CRON’d processes.
Is it possible to utilise the background functions that can run for 15 minutes and have that scheduled instead?
Is it an option to set a scheduled function to trigger a background function (at which point, why not just open the ability to set background functions to be scheduled, if they can’t be now of course)?
And if either or both of the above are actually possible, would it be worth detailing that in the docs?