Oneshot cron

Allows creating of single-use disposable crons.

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Oneshot cron

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This module extends the functionality of Odoo crons to allow you to create single-purpose crons without any further setup or modules such as queue_job.

The typical use case is: you have an expensive task to run on demand and only once.

A main cron called "Oneshot cron cleanup" will delete already executed crons each day. You might want to tune it according to your needs.

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You can create crons as usual via the admin interface or via code. The important thing, in both case, is to set oneshot flag as true.

Developer shortcut

You can easily create a oneshot cron like this:

cron = self.env['ir.cron'].schedule_oneshot(
    'res.partner', method='my_cron_method')

If you need to customize other parameters you can pass them as keyword args:

my_values = {...}
cron = self.env['ir.cron'].schedule_oneshot(
    'res.partner', method='my_cron_method', **my_values)

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This module is maintained by the OCA.

Odoo Community Association

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

This module is part of the OCA/server-tools project on GitHub.

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