Using Cron Triggers - 6.3

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Quartz supports Cron-like expressions for specifying timers in a handy format. For more information, see the CronTrigger interface in the Quartz API documentation on You can use these expressions in the cron URI parameter; though to preserve valid URI encoding we allow + to be used instead of spaces. Quartz provides a little tutorial on how to use cron expressions.

For example, the following will fire a message every five minutes starting at 12pm (noon) to 6pm on weekdays:


which is equivalent to using the cron expression

0 0/5 12-18 ? * MON-FRI

The following table shows the URI character encodings we use to preserve valid URI syntax:

URI Character

Cron character