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Spring Boot Task Scheduler Example

In this post we will see how to schedule tasks using Spring Boot. The Spring Framework provides abstractions for asynchronous execution and scheduling of tasks with the TaskExecutor and TaskScheduler interfaces, respectively. We make use of the @Scheduled annotation to schedule a task. It internally makes use of the TaskScheduler.


This tutorial is explained in the below Youtube Video.

Lets Begin-

The project will be as follows-
Spring Boot Task Scheduler Tutorial
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""






Implement methods with the @Scheduled annotations. This marks a method to be scheduled. We use one of the cron(), fixedDelay(), or fixedRate() attributes along with scheduled.
package com.javainuse.taskconfig;

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;

import org.springframework.scheduling.annotation.Scheduled;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;

public class ScheduledTasks {

	private static final SimpleDateFormat dateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat(
			"MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss");

	@Scheduled(fixedRate = 10000)
	public void performTask() {

		System.out.println("Regular task performed at "
				+ dateFormat.format(new Date()));


	@Scheduled(initialDelay = 1000, fixedRate = 10000)
	public void performDelayedTask() {

		System.out.println("Delayed Regular task performed at "
				+ dateFormat.format(new Date()));


	@Scheduled(cron = "*/5 * * * * *")
	public void performTaskUsingCron() {

		System.out.println("Regular task performed using Cron at "
				+ dateFormat.format(new Date()));


Finally define the Spring Boot class with the annotations @SpringBootApplication @EnableScheduling-
package com.javainuse.taskconfig;

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.scheduling.annotation.EnableScheduling;

public class SpringBootHelloWorldApplication {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
				new Object[] { SpringBootHelloWorldApplication.class }, args);
Start the application-

Spring Boot Task Scheduler Example

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Spring Boot + Task Scheduler Hello World Example

See Also

Spring Boot Hello World Application- Create simple controller and jsp view using Maven Spring Boot Tutorial-Spring Data JPA Spring Boot + Simple Security Configuration Pagination using Spring Boot Simple Example Spring Boot + ActiveMQ Hello world Example Spring Boot + Swagger Example Hello World Example Spring Boot + Swagger- Understanding the various Swagger Annotations Spring Boot Main Menu Spring Boot Interview Questions