In addition to managing the database and providing a web interface, InvenTree runs various background tasks;
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.
Some tasks must be performed on a regular, periodic basis.
InvenTree uses the django-q background task manager.
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.
Scheduled tasks can be viewed in the InvenTree admin interface.