Spring Boot Scheduler

Spring Boot Scheduler

In this article, we will discuss Schedule configuration in Spring Boot. By usingĀ @Scheduled annotations, you can easily enable the scheduler with different types of schedule execution. Schedule enabled method should not accept any method parameter and method return should be void.


Enable Spring Boot Scheduler

By using @EnableScheduling annotation, you can enable spring boot schedule

public class SpringBootSchedulerApplication {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		SpringApplication.run(SpringBootSchedulerApplication.class, args);


Enable Spring Boot Fixed Delay Scheduler

By using @Scheduled(fixedDelay = 10), you can enable a fixed delay scheduler. It means that its delay time in n milliseconds after completion of the task before starting the next task.

Here the mentioned the number in milliseconds.

@Scheduled(fixedDelay = 10)
public void fixedDelaySchedulerMethod() {
   System.out.println("fixedDelaySchedulerMethod ..execution.");


Enable Spring Boot Fixed Rate Scheduler

By using @Scheduled(fixedRate = 10), you can enable fixedRate schedule. It means that every 10millisec will be executed independently but the next schedule task will be executed after the completion of the first task. Its sequential process, not a parallel process.


@Scheduled(fixedRate = 10)
public void fixedRateSchedulerMethod() {
   System.out.println("fixedRateSchedulerMethod ..execution.");

It’s similar to FixedDelay but to make it parallel scheduler task execution then you have to enable async scheduler.

The below method will be executed every 10 milliseconds in parallel, the next scheduler task execution will not wait to first scheduler task completion.

@Scheduled(fixedRate = 10)
public void fixedRateSchedulerAsyncMethod() {
	System.out.println("fixedRateSchedulerAsyncMethod ..execution.");


Enable Spring Boot Initial Delay Scheduler

By using initialDelay, you can enable a fixed delay schedule. It means that the scheduled task will be executed at 10 milliseconds after the application started.

Suppose we have a requirement like execute the schedule after 10 milliseconds since application up and running.

@Scheduled(fixedRate = 10, initialDelay = 10)
public void initialDelaySchedulerMethod() {
	System.out.println("initialDelaySchedulerMethod ..execution.");

Enable Spring Boot cron Job Scheduler

By using @Scheduled(cron = “0/30 * * * * ? *”), you can enable cron job scheduler. Cron job expression is easily configurable

@Scheduled(cron = "0/30 * * * * ? *")
public void cronSchedulerMethod() {
	System.out.println("cronSchedulerMethod ..execution.");


Enable Spring Boot Parameterized Scheduler

Schedule interval time can be parameterized in the application.properties file instead of hard code in the java file.


Fixed Dealy

Add the fixedDelay.in.milliseconds=10 in application.properties file

@Scheduled(fixedDelayString = "${fixedDelay.in.milliseconds}")
public void fixedDelaySchedulerStringMethod() {
	System.out.println("fixedDelaySchedulerStringMethod ..execution.");

Fixed Rate

Add the fixedRate.in.milliseconds=10 in application.properties file

@Scheduled(fixedRateString = "${fixedRate.in.milliseconds}")
public void fixedRateSchedulerStringMethod() {
	System.out.println("fixedRateSchedulerStringMethod ..execution.");


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