Cron Job with Python Flask
Easiest way to configure cron jobs on running Flask service
One requirement I had for my internal service was to read from SharePoint periodically (in this case nightly), and update data if the file had changed.
I used Flask AP Scheduler.
Documentation for the module is here.
Install python package
pip install Flask-APScheduler
Import and configure the APScheduler in the main file (where Flask app is initialized)
from flask import Flask, request from flask_apscheduler import APScheduler # Add Function that is executed by cron job def scheduledTask(*args): # code for cron job # some code... if __name__ == "__main__": # Flask hook for cron job scheduler = APScheduler() scheduler.app_job(id = 'Description of cron job', func = scheduledTask, trigger = 'interval', seconds = 86400) scheduler.start() app.run()