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How to Setup Magento 2 Cron Job

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Magento 2 is loaded with many awesome features, and Cron Job is one of the most useful among them. Cron is a time-based scheduler and it is useful to run commands automatically with scheduled time and date in Magento 2.

Why Configure Magento 2 Cron Job?

Cron is one the most important part of Magento 2. You can schedule multiple activities via cron which are listed below:

  • Generating Google sitemaps
  • Newsletters
  • Reindexing
  • Catalog price rules
  • Customer Alerts and Notifications.
  • Private sales (Magento Enterprise Edition only)
  • All Magento e-mails which also includes order confirmation and transactional.
  • Auto update currency rates

For more details, you may check the official documentation on Cron Job.

How to Configure Magento 2 Cron Job?

Today, I am going to guide you how to setup Cron Job in Magento using a custom module. I hope that you already have created a  custom module in Magento 2. So, let’s start!

Create crontab.xml

Create crontab.xml file in app/code/Magenticians/Mymodule/etc and paste the following code in it:

In the code above, I have scheduled it for one minute. I have set the group id default and job name as cron_name, and you can change them if you want.

Create Run.php

First, create directory Cron in your custom module so, the directory will now look like this: app/code/Magenticians/Mymodule/Cron. Now create Run.php file in app/code/Magenticians/Mymodule/Cron and paste the following code in it:

Run Magento 2 Cron Job

Connect your store with an SSH and go to the root directory of your Magento 2. Now run these commands:

You can also run Cron job for one group only by running this command:

php bin/magento cron:run --group="your_group_name"

To check whether the Cron is working properly, go to var/log/debug.log of your store and you will see the text Cron run successfully in it. Go to cron_schedule table of database and you will see a new entry in it with your Cron job name.

Final Words

Cron job is very important for Magento 2 store through which you can save your time by scheduling and automating its activities. After following this guide, I hope you are now capable to easily setup Cron Job in Magento 2. If you still have any issues or want to discuss something related to Magento 2 Cron Job, feel free to use the comment box below!

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