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Background Tasks

Background Tasks

In addition to managing the database and providing a web interface, InvenTree runs various background tasks;

Blocking Operations

Some tasks (such as sending emails or performing bulk database actions) may take a significant amount of time. Instead of delaying the response to the user, these tasks are handled by the background task manager.

Periodic Tasks

Some tasks must be performed on a regular, periodic basis.

Django Q

InvenTree uses the django-q background task manager.

Running Worker

The Django Q work must run separately to the web server. This is started as a separate process, as part of the InvenTree installation instructions.

If the worker is not running, a warning indicator is displayed in the InvenTree menu bar.

Admin Interface

Scheduled tasks can be viewed in the InvenTree admin interface.