Tool: Convert Cron Expression To Plain English Text (Supports Quartz)




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Enter Cron Expression:  


* works with quartz cron as well.


Usage:

Syntax:
> * * * * * * 

1st: Seconds (0-59)
2st: Minute (0-59)
3nd: Hour (0-23)
4rd: Day of the month (1-31)
5th: Month (1-12)
6th: Day of the week (0-7 or Sun-Sat)

* (Asterisk): Wildcard, any value. For example, if you use an asterisk in the minute field, it means "every minute."

/ (Slash): A step value. For example, if you want to run a job every 5 minutes, you would use "*/5" in the minute.

, (Comma): To separate multiple values in a field. For example, if you want to run a job at both 2:00 am and 2:00 pm, you would use "0 2,14 * * *" in the cron expression.

- (Hyphen): To specify a range of values. For example, if you want to run a job every day between the 15th and 29th of the month, you would use "0 0 15-29 * *".

? (Question mark): To indicate no value specified. For example, if you want to run a job on the 15th of every month, regardless of what day of the week it is, you would use "0 0 15 ? *".

L: To indicate the last day of a month or the last day of the week. For example, "0 0 L * *" would run a job on the last day of every month.

W: To indicate the closest weekday to a given day of the month. For example, "0 0 15W * *" would run a job on the nearest weekday to the 15th of the month.


Examples of Cron Expressions:

Cron Expression Cron to Plain English Text
* * * * * Every Minute
30 * * * * At 30 minutes past the hour
30 13 * * * At 01:30 PM
30 13 2 * * At 01:30 PM, on day 2 of the month
30 13 2 3 * At 01:30 PM, on day 2 of the month, only in March
30 13 2 3 MON At 01:30 PM, on day 2 of the month, and on Monday, only in March
30 13 2 3 MON-FRI At 01:30 PM, on day 2 of the month, Monday through Friday, only in March
30 13 2-30 * MON-FRI At 01:30 PM, between day 2 and 30 of the month, Monday through Friday
30 1-8 2-30 * MON-FRI At 30 minutes past the hour, between 01:00 AM and 08:59 AM, between day 2 and 30 of the month, Monday through Friday
0,15 1-8 2-30 * MON-FRI At 0 and 15 minutes past the hour, between 01:00 AM and 08:59 AM, between day 2 and 30 of the month, Monday through Friday
0 5 * * SAT-SUN At 05:00 AM, Saturday through Sunday
0 * * * SAT#1 Every hour, on the first Saturday of the month
30 * * 1-6 * At 30 minutes past the hour, January through June
30 3 L * * At 03:30 AM, on the last day of the month
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