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    Run and Create Cron job

    Please follow the this tutorial if you wish to start the cron job program

    • Create a class within the “Cron” folder
    • Manually setup the cron schedule by using PHP: bin/magento cron:run
    • Find a log in the var/log/system.log after the cronjob has run.
    • Login to Magento 2 Admin panel, do as the path: Stores > Configuration > Advanced > System, then changing scheduler settings per cron group.
    • Finally, run cron from the command line:

    magento cron:run [–group=”<cron group name>”]

    Now, We will add a custom cron in HelloWorld module.

    Create crontab.xml

    File: app/code/Magemonkeys/HelloWorld/etc/crontab.xml

    Content would be

    • group id is your cron group name. You can run only cron for single group at a time.
    • job instance is class to be instantiated (classpath).
    • job method is method in job instance to call.
    • job name is Unique ID for this cron job.
    • schedule is schedule in cron format. The following graph shows what it consists of:

    In crontab.xml, we have defined job
    instance can be Magemonkeys\HelloWorld\Cron\Test.

    Create Test.php

    File: app/code/Magemonkeys/HelloWorld/Cron/Test.php

    Content would be:

    All done, please flush cache and run magento cron:run –group=”default” from the command line.

    To check whether the Cron is working properly, go to var/log/cron.log of your store, and you will see the text Magemonkeys\HelloWorld\Cron\Test::execute in it.

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