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An extension to django-db-queue for monitoring long running jobs

Project description


An extension to django-db-queue for monitoring long running task statuses. The aim of this extension is to simplify the execution of long running tasks, and allow for polling of tasks statuses during execution.

Build Status

Supported and tested against:

  • Django 2.2
  • django-db-queue 1.3.0
  • Python 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8

Getting started


Install from PIP

pip install django-db-queue-exports

Add django_dbq_exports to your installed apps


Add django_dbq_exports.tasks.export_task to django-dbq JOBS list in

JOBS = {
    'export': {
        'tasks': ['django_dbq_exports.tasks.export_task'],

Configure the url, something like this:

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^export/', include("django_dbq_exports.urls")),

Remember to run your migrations

python migrate


Describing your task

A task is a standard python function. It must take an export_params dictionary parameter. This can be utilised for any parameters required within your task. The task can also optionally return a string value which will be stored in Export.result_reference. This is best used for file paths or URLs when you need to download or access the results of the task. Here's an example task:

import random

def generate_example_report(export_params):
    output_file = 'myfile.csv'
    array_length = export_params.get("length", None)
    x = []

    for i in range(array_length if array_length else 99):
        x.append(random.randint(1, 10))

    with open(output_file, 'w') as f:
        f.write(",".join(str(y) for y in x))

    return output_file

Configure your task in

    "my_export": "my_project.tasks.generate_example_report",

Running the task

Simply POST to the pre-configured endpoint with the following json. The export_type should map to a configured key within the settings.EXPORTS dictionary.

    "export_type" : "my_export"

With optional parameters to be received by your previously created export task

    "export_type" : "my_export",
    "export_params" : {
        "length": 256

Querying the task status

Simple GET the same endpoint with a url parameter = to the export id field returned from the POST request. Or GET the same endpoint with no parameters to return a list of all exports.

Creating a custom view

If you don't wish to use the built in views and urls to trigger exports, create your own! To trigger an export yourself simply create an export object like so:


The newly created export object will handle the DBQ job creation itself.

Overriding priority

By default all exports will be created with a priority of 1. This is passed through to django-dbq. If you wish to override this you can do so via the POST method.

    "export_type" : "my_export",
    "priority" : 3

Or through the Export creation itself.

Export.objects.create(export_type="my_export", priority=3)

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