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Schedued tasks are not executing in sitefinity 8.1

  • Schedued tasks are not executing in sitefinity 8.1
  • Hi,

    I am using Scheduling API to create a "crontab" task. The problem is that the code is never executed.

    From I sitefinity custom widget (inherits SimpleView) I am creating scheduled task with execution time after 5 mins:

    Widget Code:

    private void TheButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        RssFeedScheduledTask theRssTask = new RssFeedScheduledTask();
        theRssTask.ExecuteTime = DateTime.UtcNow.AddMinutes(5);
        theRssTask.Title = "RssFeedScheduledTask";
        theRssTask.Description = "Crontab tab";
        theRssTask.ScheduleSpec = "5 * * * * *";
        theRssTask.ScheduleSpecType = "crontab";
        theRssTask.IsRecurring = true;


    The scheduled task code:

    public class RssFeedScheduledTask : ScheduledTask
        private const string TaskKey = "F5C8088A-992D-4969-ABC7-5C1AE4B9EB78";
        private const string TaskNameText = "RssFeedTask9";
        public RssFeedScheduledTask()
            this.Key = TaskKey;
        public override void ExecuteTask()
            var newsManager = NewsManager.GetManager();
            var newsItem = newsManager.CreateNewsItem();
            newsItem.Title = "Scheduled task";
            newsItem.Description = "Scheduled task description";
            newsItem.Content = "Scheduled task Content";
            newsItem.DateCreated = DateTime.UtcNow;
            newsItem.LastModified = DateTime.UtcNow;
            newsItem.PublicationDate = DateTime.UtcNow;
            newsItem.UrlName = "scheduled-task";
            var bag = new Dictionary<string, string>();
            bag.Add("ContentType", typeof(NewsItem).FullName);
            WorkflowManager.MessageWorkflow(newsItem.Id, typeof(NewsItem), null, "Publish", false, bag);
        public override string TaskName
                return TaskNameText;
        protected override bool CanReschedule()
            return true;


    The sf_scheduled_tasks table in database

    type_of_schedule: crontab
    title: RssFeedScheduledTask
    task_name: RssFeedTask9
    subscr_lst_id: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    status_message: NULL
    status: 1
    schedule_data: 5 * * * * *
    progress: 0
    last_modified: 2017-10-20 12:23:02.733
    last_executed_time: NULL
    language: NULL
    ky: 9197E787-5596-6A35-BC85-FF000067CA56
    is_running: 1
    is_recurring : 0
    instance_name: NULL
    id: 9197E787-5596-6A35-BC85-FF000067CA56
    execute_time: 2017-10-20 12:22:56.730
    enabled: 1
    description: "Crontab tab"
    application_name: /Scheduling
    voa_version: 2



    and I've read other knowledgebase articles - didn't help.

    Sitefinity version 8.1.5824.0

    The issues that I've detected so far:

    • The method ExecuteTask() of my task is never executed
    • After the execution date-time passed, the "IsRunning" is true and the "status" is started
    • The task isn't rescheduled for next time

    Why the ExecuteTask() is never executed ?

    Any help is appreciated.

    I have experience with Scheduling API is another SF project 9.2 Version and it works with no problems.