Quartz 2 scheduler tutorial

Quartz, enterprise scheduler job framework, to help Java application to scheduler a job/task to run at a specified date and time.

This tutorial show you how to develop a scheduler job using latest Quartz library 2.1.5.

Note
Quartz 2 involves significant API changed, read this for older Quartz 1.6.3 example.

1. Download Quartz

You can get the Quartz library from official website or Maven central repository

File : pom.xml


<dependencies>
	<dependency>
		<groupId>org.quartz-scheduler</groupId>
		<artifactId>quartz</artifactId>
		<version>2.1.5</version>
	</dependency>
</dependencies>
Note
To deploy Quartz on Application server like JBoss, oracle or weblogic, you may need addition Quartz dependency, read this guide.

2. Quartz Job

Quartz job is defined what you want to run?

File : HelloJob


package com.mkyong.common;

import org.quartz.Job;
import org.quartz.JobExecutionContext;
import org.quartz.JobExecutionException;

public class HelloJob implements Job
{
	public void execute(JobExecutionContext context)
	throws JobExecutionException {
		
		System.out.println("Hello Quartz!");	
		
	}
	
}

3. Quartz Trigger

Quartz trigger is defined when the Quartz will run your above Quartz’s job?

Like old Quartz, there are still two types of triggers in Quartz 2, but with APIs changed :

  • SimpleTrigger – Allows to set start time, end time, repeat interval.
  • CronTrigger – Allows Unix cron expression to specify the dates and times to run your job.

SimpleTrigger – Run every 5 seconds.


    Trigger trigger = TriggerBuilder
	.newTrigger()
	.withIdentity("dummyTriggerName", "group1")
	.withSchedule(
	    SimpleScheduleBuilder.simpleSchedule()
		.withIntervalInSeconds(5).repeatForever())
	.build();

CronTrigger – Run every 5 seconds.


    Trigger trigger = TriggerBuilder
	.newTrigger()
	.withIdentity("dummyTriggerName", "group1")
	.withSchedule(
		CronScheduleBuilder.cronSchedule("0/5 * * * * ?"))
	.build();
Note
Read this official documentation for more Quartz 2 trigger examples.

4. Scheduler

Scheduler class links both “Job” and “Trigger” together and execute it.


    	Scheduler scheduler = new StdSchedulerFactory().getScheduler();
    	scheduler.start();
    	scheduler.scheduleJob(job, trigger);

5. Full Example

Quartz 2 full examples with SimpleTrigger and CronTrigger.

SimpleTrigger example – Run very 5 seconds.


package com.mkyong.quartz;

import org.quartz.JobBuilder;
import org.quartz.JobDetail;
import org.quartz.Scheduler;
import org.quartz.SimpleScheduleBuilder;
import org.quartz.Trigger;
import org.quartz.TriggerBuilder;
import org.quartz.impl.StdSchedulerFactory;

public class SimpleTriggerExample {
	public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
		
		// Quartz 1.6.3
		// JobDetail job = new JobDetail();
		// job.setName("dummyJobName");
		// job.setJobClass(HelloJob.class);

		JobDetail job = JobBuilder.newJob(HelloJob.class)
			.withIdentity("dummyJobName", "group1").build();

                //Quartz 1.6.3
		// SimpleTrigger trigger = new SimpleTrigger();
		// trigger.setStartTime(new Date(System.currentTimeMillis() + 1000));
		// trigger.setRepeatCount(SimpleTrigger.REPEAT_INDEFINITELY);
		// trigger.setRepeatInterval(30000);

		// Trigger the job to run on the next round minute
		Trigger trigger = TriggerBuilder
			.newTrigger()
			.withIdentity("dummyTriggerName", "group1")
			.withSchedule(
				SimpleScheduleBuilder.simpleSchedule()
					.withIntervalInSeconds(5).repeatForever())
			.build();

		// schedule it
		Scheduler scheduler = new StdSchedulerFactory().getScheduler();
		scheduler.start();
		scheduler.scheduleJob(job, trigger);

	}
}

CronTrigger example – Same, run the job at every 5 seconds.


package com.mkyong.quartz;

import org.quartz.CronScheduleBuilder;
import org.quartz.JobBuilder;
import org.quartz.JobDetail;
import org.quartz.Scheduler;
import org.quartz.Trigger;
import org.quartz.TriggerBuilder;
import org.quartz.impl.StdSchedulerFactory;

public class CronTriggerExample 
{
    public static void main( String[] args ) throws Exception
    {
    	//Quartz 1.6.3
    	//JobDetail job = new JobDetail();
    	//job.setName("dummyJobName");
    	//job.setJobClass(HelloJob.class);    	
    	JobDetail job = JobBuilder.newJob(HelloJob.class)
		.withIdentity("dummyJobName", "group1").build();

	//Quartz 1.6.3
    	//CronTrigger trigger = new CronTrigger();
    	//trigger.setName("dummyTriggerName");
    	//trigger.setCronExpression("0/5 * * * * ?");
    	
    	Trigger trigger = TriggerBuilder
		.newTrigger()
		.withIdentity("dummyTriggerName", "group1")
		.withSchedule(
			CronScheduleBuilder.cronSchedule("0/5 * * * * ?"))
		.build();
    	
    	//schedule it
    	Scheduler scheduler = new StdSchedulerFactory().getScheduler();
    	scheduler.start();
    	scheduler.scheduleJob(job, trigger);
    
    }
}

Download Source Code

Download it – Quartz2Example.zip (10kb)

References

  1. Quartz Official Website
  2. Quartz Official Documentation
  3. Kick start Quartz 2 tutorial
  4. Unix CRON expression

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surya
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surya

it was not working but wjen i added schedular.start(); it started working.

Thank you sir..

vj
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vj

Please recommend me the jar file for Quartz..and its official link to download

Rochelle
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Rochelle

Mkyong – we loaded a .zip file why doe Quartz keep asking us for the .zip? Is it the encryption

exception:com.XXXXXXXX.jobscheduler.ScheduledJobExecutionException: com.XXXXXXXXXX.jobscheduler.ScheduledJobExecutionException: java.lang.Exception: The import file has an invalid file. Please provide Zip file

revathi
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revathi

Error is zero.But Output is not coming I am getting Exception like
“Exception in thread “Main Thread” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/slf4j/LoggerFactory
at org.quartz.impl.StdSchedulerFactory.(StdSchedulerFactory.java:274)
at SimpleTriggerExample.main(SimpleTriggerExample.java:37)
Exception in thread “Main Thread” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/slf4j/LoggerFactory
at org.quartz.impl.StdSchedulerFactory.(StdSchedulerFactory.java:274)
at SimpleTriggerExample.main(SimpleTriggerExample.java:37)
at SimpleTriggerExample.main(SimpleTriggerExample.java:37)”
Please tell me what is this exception mean.what i need to add more.I have copied a main class along with hellojob class then try to run then i got the exception.

shareef
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shareef

i added slf4j , and exception gone but am not running maven project just jars manually that makes things messy
because i got other exceptions

Nitin
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Nitin

How can control repetitive job? Subsequent bjob should start after completion of first job.

Roopa
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Roopa

hi, nice tutorial. can i add a job with some schedule from outside the code?
i.e. my code will not create the job and schedule it. i want to insert a job record into the db Just Once and the job must execute as per the schedule. is this possible in quartz?

Victor Viola
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Victor Viola

Simple and effective. Congratulations.

Arabinda Choudhury
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Arabinda Choudhury

unable to download the source code…please help

dsds
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dsds

copy paste the code

Rakesh
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Rakesh

How can we set schedule time dynamically ? My Code like following : TimeZoneInfo timeZoneInfo = TimeZoneInfo.Utc; var clientBillingPaymentCron = CronScheduleBuilder.DailyAtHourAndMinute(01, 00) .InTimeZone(timeZoneInfo); I want here to set variable for hours and minutes. Like below , var clientBillingPaymentCron = CronScheduleBuilder.DailyAtHourAndMinute(pubHH,pubMM).InTimeZone(timeZoneInfo); values in pubHH and pubMM will comes from DB. So Is it possible ? My code is in windows azure workerRole.cs file

Mukund
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Mukund

Firstly I would like to thank you for your tutorials.
They are of great help and provide a lot of in depth understanding of the concepts presented.

My question is sort of mix between the quartz scheduler tutorial above and the
JAX-RS Client tutorial.
http://www.mkyong.com/webservices/jax-rs/restful-java-client-with-jersey-client/

I wanted to know whether it would be possible to schedule (periodically retrieve/save data from a restFul service) using the quartz scheduler.
for eg:

@GET
@Path(“newAccounts”)
@Consumes({ MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON, MediaType.APPLICATION_XML })
public Response saveNewAccounts() {

//Save the new accounts retrieved
….
//
return Response;
}

Thanks.

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hadjila

I’m a student and a bigenner for scheduler and spring batch and then i need some helping please. My question is whow to use job listener in the xml file? I create this class : package com.prosodie.nca.scheduler; import org.quartz.JobDetail; import org.quartz.JobExecutionContext; import org.quartz.JobExecutionException; import org.quartz.JobListener; import org.springframework.batch.core.JobExecution; public class UnJobListener implements JobListener { public static final String LISTENER_NAME = “dummyJobListenerName”; public UnJobListener() { // TODO Auto-generated constructor stub } @Override public String getName() { // TODO Auto-generated method stub return LISTENER_NAME; } @Override // Run this if job is about to be executed. public void jobToBeExecuted(JobExecutionContext context) { // TODO… Read more »

Carlos Cavazos
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Carlos Cavazos

Great tutorial! Very simple and easy to use. Thanks :D

satheesh
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satheesh

can u pls provide info in environment setup..i mean jars to be used….

cpaez1208
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cpaez1208

Hi Mr.Yong thanks for all, your tutorials are the best.

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