39. Quartz Scheduler

Spring Boot offers several conveniences for working with the Quartz scheduler, including the spring-boot-starter-quartz “Starter”. If Quartz is available, a Scheduler is auto-configured (through the SchedulerFactoryBean abstraction).

Beans of the following types are automatically picked up and associated with the Scheduler:

  • JobDetail: defines a particular Job. JobDetail instances can be built with the JobBuilder API.
  • Calendar.
  • Trigger: defines when a particular job is triggered.

By default, an in-memory JobStore is used. However, it is possible to configure a JDBC-based store if a DataSource bean is available in your application and if the spring.quartz.job-store-type property is configured accordingly, as shown in the following example:


When the JDBC store is used, the schema can be initialized on startup, as shown in the following example:


By default, the database is detected and initialized by using the standard scripts provided with the Quartz library. It is also possible to provide a custom script by setting the spring.quartz.jdbc.schema property.

Quartz Scheduler configuration can be customized by using Quartz configuration properties ()spring.quartz.properties.*) and SchedulerFactoryBeanCustomizer beans, which allow programmatic SchedulerFactoryBean customization.


In particular, an Executor bean is not associated with the scheduler as Quartz offers a way to configure the scheduler via spring.quartz.properties. If you need to customize the task executor, consider implementing SchedulerFactoryBeanCustomizer.

Jobs can define setters to inject data map properties. Regular beans can also be injected in a similar manner, as shown in the following example:

public class SampleJob extends QuartzJobBean {

	private MyService myService;

	private String name;

	// Inject "MyService" bean
	public void setMyService(MyService myService) { ... }

	// Inject the "name" job data property
	public void setName(String name) { ... }

	protected void executeInternal(JobExecutionContext context)
			throws JobExecutionException {