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Quartz stop a job

Quartz did a good job on implementing this concept. It was very easy to add this feature by implementing a base class that abstract the details of interrupt and have every job extend this class. If you can rely on thread.interrupt() then its the best way to interrupt a job that is blocked on some I/O or native call. However if its a normal job then a simple boolean flag would do the work.

You would need to use scheduler.interrupt(jobName, groupName); to interrupt a running Quartz job.

public abstract class BaseInterruptableJob implements InterruptableJob {
 private static final AppLogger logger = AppLogger.getLogger(BaseInterruptableJob.class); 
 private Thread thread;
 public void interrupt() throws UnableToInterruptJobException {"Interrupting job " + getClass().getName());
  if (thread != null) {

 final public void execute(JobExecutionContext context) throws JobExecutionException {
  try {
   thread = Thread.currentThread();
  } finally {
   thread = null;
 protected abstract void interruptableExecute(JobExecutionContext context) throws JobExecutionException;



  1. package net.nighttale.scheduling;

    import org.quartz.*;

    public class QuartzReport implements Job {

    public void execute(JobExecutionContext cntxt)
    throws JobExecutionException {
    "Generating report - " +
    //TODO Generate report

    public static void main(String[] args) {
    try {
    SchedulerFactory schedFact
    new org.quartz.impl.StdSchedulerFactory();
    Scheduler sched schedFact.getScheduler();
    JobDetail jobDetail
    new JobDetail(
    "Income Report",
    "Report Generation",
    CronTrigger trigger new CronTrigger(
    "Income Report",
    "Report Generation"
    "0 0 12 ? * SUN"
    sched.scheduleJob(jobDetail, trigger);
    } catch (Exception e) {

    How stop Job here any suggestion please?

  2. well from the program it seems you are running a main program and not a web application so the only way you can stop this is to start another thread in application that is listening a port for some commands and when you receive the stop command you can stop your scheduler. Or you can embed a mini http server in the app and then use the request parameter to trigger the stop.


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