I've been working on a web app using Django, and I'm curious if there is a way to schedule a job to run periodically.
Basically I just want to run through the database and make some calculations/updates on an automatic, regular basis, but I can't seem to find any documentation on doing this.
Does anyone know how to set this up?
To clarify: I know I can set up a
One solution that I have employed is to do this:
1) Create a custom management command, e.g.
python manage.py my_cool_command
cron (on Linux) or
at (on Windows) to run my command at the required times.
This is a simple solution that doesn't require installing a heavy AMQP stack. However there are nice advantages to using something like Celery, mentioned in the other answers. In particular, with Celery it is nice to not have to spread your application logic out into crontab files. However the cron solution works quite nicely for a small to medium sized application and where you don't want a lot of external dependencies.
In later version of windows the
at command is deprecated for Windows 8, Server 2012 and above. You can use
schtasks.exe for same use.