How Can You Schedule Custom Cron In Magento2?
CronJob is one of the most important Magento 2 features.It helps you schedule and run certain tasks on your server. Cron jobs are used to automating tasks that run in the background periodically.
Cron Folder Structure:
Following steps to create a custom cron job extension in Magento 2:
Step 1: Create an etc folder and add the Module.xml file .
Step 2: Create a registration.php file
Step 3: Create etc/crontab.xml
- Group id is the cron group name
- Job instance is a class to be instantiated.
- A schedule is defined using the unix-cron string format ( * * * * * ) which is a set of five fields in a line, indicating when the job should be executed.
Step 4: Create HelloWorld.php
To run cron manually:
Run Manually – Type in the command line in the root foot folder if magento2
- php bin/magento cron:run
Run Automatically – Install cron with below commands:
- sudo php bin/magento cron:install
- crontab -l