Robert Munteanu Robert Munteanu - 9 months ago 53
Java Question

Testing Quartz CronTrigger trigger

Assuming that I have a

similar to

<bean id="midMonthCronTrigger" class="org.springframework.scheduling.quartz.CronTriggerBean">
<property name="jobDetail" ref="reminderJobDetail" />
<property name="cronExpression" value="0 0 6 15W * ?" />

What is the best way to test that this bean will actually trigger at its specified date, i.e. on the weekday closest to the 15th of each month at 6 AM?

Update: This is supposed to be an unit test, so I'm not going to fire up a VM or change the system time.


Well firstly, there's no point in testing CronTriggerBean itself. It's part of the spring framework, and has already been tested.

A better test might be to test that your cron expression is what you expect. One option here is to use Quartz's CronExpression class. Given a CronExpression object, you can call getNextValidTimeAfter(Date), which returns the next time after the given Date when the expression will fire.