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scheduling using Quartz

Shruti Kale
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 82
Hi guys!

I want to run a cron job from my java applications using Quartz. The thing is I can not understand how to go about it. i have read their documentation and examples but they do not present a clear pciture as to how Quartz can be used to schedule jobs.

Can anyone give me step by step instructions about how to go about it. I know i am asking a tedious explanation but any help will be greatly appreciated.

thanks and regards

SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4
Magnus Palm�r

Joined: Nov 23, 2004
Posts: 7
You need to:
1) Get a scheduler
2) One or more jobdetails (each jobdetail will be associated with a class that does the work (by implementing one of the job interfaces).
3) For each jobdetail you need a crontrigger.
4) Schedule the jobdetail with the crontrigger.

I don't have a good and clean example but I'll extract some code that I'm using that might give you some ideas.
(Code below is taken from a "when-I-have-time-over" project and is slightly modified since it is spread around in a couple of helper classes as of now)

[ December 07, 2004: Message edited by: Magnus Palm�r ]
Joseph Maddison
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Joined: Nov 04, 2004
Posts: 53
I'm just starting to look into Quartz, myself, but the first hit under Google for "java quartz" is the following link: It appears to be a comprehensive discussion of Quartz with sample programs.

Hope this helps,
I agree. Here's the link:
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