Cron Job With Sidekiq

Cron Job With Sidekiq

Basically Cron jobs use for scheduling the tasks to be executed at specific time in future or to be execute periodically. For example, if we want to send out a notice at every morning, we want to send mail at every Monday etc.

In this blog we will know how to setup the cron jobs in our Ruby on Rails application in which we will need to use Redis server and Sidekiq in Ruby on Rails.

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Lets proceed for adding cron jobs with the help of Sidekiq in our Ruby on Rails Application:

Step 1: First of all we need to add gem “sidekiq-cron” into our Gem file and do bundle install.

Step 2:  Create a workers directory inside your app/workers

Step 3:  Create a cron_wroker.rb file inside app/workers/ cron_wroker.rb directory and write a perform action in this class after including Sidekiq: Worker:

   class CronWorker

              include Sidekiq::Worker

              def perform()

            # Write code for your cron job here.



Step 4: Create a schedule.yml file inside config directory


             cron: ” * 12 * * 1 “

             class: “CronWorker”

             queue: default

 Here  ” * * * * * ”   is simple cron format yet powerful and flexible way to define time and   frequency of various actions:

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Step 5: Now, make a sidekiq.rb file inside initializers in config directory:

     Sidekiq.configure_server do |config|

config.redis = { url: ‘redis://localhost:6379/0’}

sched_file = “config/schedule.yml”

if File.exists?(sched_file)

Sidekiq::Cron::Job.load_from_hash YAML.load_file(sched_file)



            Sidekiq.configure_client do |config|

config.redis = { url: ‘redis://localhost:6379/0’}


Step 6: Now we have to start scheduling through running the sidekiq and redis server

Step 7: Add cron jobs to Sidekiq’s web UI, require this in your routes.rb :

require ‘sidekiq/web’

require ‘sidekiq/cron/web’

mount Sidekiq::Web => ‘/sidekiq’

Step 8: Now run your localhost server and check your job status on Sidekiq’s web UI by typing

http://localhost:3000/sidekiq/cron   you get this screen:

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Also Read- User Interface (UI)

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Published By- Priyadarshini Chaudhary (RoR  Developer)