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should be (conveniently) enable/disable tasks based on external property in xml namespace of task [SPR-15228] #19793

spring-issuemaster opened this issue Feb 7, 2017 · 2 comments


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@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster commented Feb 7, 2017

Kunal Patel opened SPR-15228 and commented

As a developer, I would wish to enable/disable scheduled tasks based on some business condition (technically - its external properties or decide behavior programmatically).


  • this is very common behavior in of many business application where you don't want to enable scheduler to schedule a task by default but you wish to have a way to toggle based on external property or programmatically decide to enable or disable.
  • Another common case would be your test case setup - mostly we don't schedule a task instead we mock instead of scheduled-task to populate the state.

Currently we schedule any task like below but AFAIK its not possible to toggle behavior of task (enable/disable).

<task:scheduler id="serviceScheduler" pool-size="1"/>
<task:scheduled-tasks scheduler="serviceScheduler">
          <task:scheduled ref="service" method="scheduledMethod"

We should be conveniently toggle behavior of task:scheduled using property/value tag in xml (so value can be injected from property placeholders or invoke method to decide behavior programmatically.

Again this is improvement I am suggesting - it can be be taken up based on bandwidth.


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@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster commented Feb 7, 2017

Kunal Patel commented

For the obvious reason accepted answer on this doesn't look clean to me.

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@poutsma poutsma commented Nov 15, 2019

As stated in that same SO link, this is now possible using Boot's @ConditionalOnProperty.

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