I have a number of cases where I need to run a cron job to use a custom search and a template. It should be simple to schedule a mailing to automatically run on some basis.
I have 2 current examples, Once a month I need to send a summary to a contact listing the status of their constituents. I have a group listing all the recipients of a report. For each person a template is called and from the use of tokens generates and sends the report.
In another case I have a search which identifies the payments from the previous day. The cron runs and based on a template sends acknowledgements.
I would think there should be an easy way of setting up a cron which calls a search and a template. Unfortunately I don't see how to easily specify the two parts, If a current module exists where I can just name the search and the template that would solve my problem. This would be like automatically launching a mailing daily from a cron.