In a previous post I wrote about my experience with the azure data factory. I thought I would share with you an example where I used the data stored in my factory and a azure scheduled job to fulfill another manual task. Since we now had daily data we could easily track when members join or leave the clan. With that data we can now track members anniversaries with the clan. Announcing someone’s anniversary is just a nice way to recognize our members.
We use discord to communicate within our clan. So, it was natural to setup a new channel in discord to make announcements to the clan.
Here is what I needed to do
I built a RESTful API method. I will get a collection of members who joined on this month in the past years. Next, loop through the members to generate the message. Finally call the discord api to deliver the message.
Here is a screenshot of discord.
I logged into my Azure portal and purchased a new scheduler job. Look at how easy this job is going to be. All I need to do is make a request, setup a retry and schedule the job! I had the scheduler job setup in less than 2 minutes!
Here is my job, simple JSON to set it up.
Here is the schedule setup, triger to run on the first of the month and only the first day.