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Job Queue

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This addon adds an integrated Job Queue to Odoo.

It allows to postpone method calls executed asynchronously.

Jobs are executed in the background by a Jobrunner, in their own transaction.


from odoo import models, fields, api
from odoo.addons.queue_job.job import job
class MyModel(models.Model):
   _name = 'my.model'
   def my_method(self, a, k=None):
       _logger.info('executed with a: %s and k: %s', a, k)
class MyOtherModel(models.Model):
    _name = 'my.other.model'
    def button_do_stuff(self):
        self.env['my.model'].with_delay().my_method('a', k=2)

In the snippet of code above, when we call button_do_stuff, a job capturing the method and arguments will be postponed. It will be executed as soon as the Jobrunner has a free bucket, which can be instantaneous if no other job is running.


  • Views for jobs, jobs are stored in PostgreSQL
  • Jobrunner: execute the jobs, highly efficient thanks to PostgreSQL’s NOTIFY
  • Channels: give a capacity for the root channel and its sub-channels and segregate jobs in them. Allow for instance to restrict heavy jobs to be executed one at a time while little ones are executed 4 at a times.
  • Retries: Ability to retry jobs by raising a type of exception
  • Retry Pattern: the 3 first tries, retry after 10 seconds, the 5 next tries, retry after 1 minutes, …
  • Job properties: priorities, estimated time of arrival (ETA), custom description, number of retries
  • Related Actions: link an action on the job view, such as open the record concerned by the job

Table of contents


Be sure to have the requests library.


  • Using environment variables and command line:
    • Adjust environment variables (optional):
      • ODOO_QUEUE_JOB_CHANNELS=root:4 or any other channels configuration. The default is root:1
      • if xmlrpc_port is not set: ODOO_QUEUE_JOB_PORT=8069
    • Start Odoo with --load=web,queue_job and --workers greater than 1. [1]
  • Using the Odoo configuration file:
workers = 6
server_wide_modules = web,queue_job
channels = root:2
  • Confirm the runner is starting correctly by checking the odoo log file:
...INFO...queue_job.jobrunner.runner: starting
...INFO...queue_job.jobrunner.runner: initializing database connections
...INFO...queue_job.jobrunner.runner: queue job runner ready for db <dbname>
...INFO...queue_job.jobrunner.runner: database connections ready
  • Create jobs (eg using base_import_async) and observe they start immediately and in parallel.
  • Tip: to enable debug logging for the queue job, use --log-handler=odoo.addons.queue_job:DEBUG
[1]It works with the threaded Odoo server too, although this way of running Odoo is obviously not for production purposes.


To use this module, you need to:

  1. Go to Job Queue menu


Bypass jobs on running Odoo

When you are developing (ie: connector modules) you might want to bypass the queue job and run your code immediately.

To do so you can set TEST_QUEUE_JOB_NO_DELAY=1 in your enviroment.

Bypass jobs in tests

When writing tests on job-related methods is always tricky to deal with delayed recordsets. To make your testing life easier you can set test_queue_job_no_delay=True in the context.

Tip: you can do this at test case level like this

def setUpClass(cls):
    cls.env = cls.env(context=dict(
        test_queue_job_no_delay=True,  # no jobs thanks

Then all your tests execute the job methods synchronously without delaying any jobs.

Known issues / Roadmap

  • After creating a new database or installing queue_job on an existing database, Odoo must be restarted for the runner to detect it.
  • When Odoo shuts down normally, it waits for running jobs to finish. However, when the Odoo server crashes or is otherwise force-stopped, running jobs are interrupted while the runner has no chance to know they have been aborted. In such situations, jobs may remain in started or enqueued state after the Odoo server is halted. Since the runner has no way to know if they are actually running or not, and does not know for sure if it is safe to restart the jobs, it does not attempt to restart them automatically. Such stale jobs therefore fill the running queue and prevent other jobs to start. You must therefore requeue them manually, either from the Jobs view, or by running the following SQL statement before starting Odoo:
update queue_job set state='pending' where state in ('started', 'enqueued')

Changelog (2018-05-25)

  • [ADD] New neat OCA readme file format (#71)
  • [ADD] The Jobrunner will keep the same Web Session and no longer generate a new session per job (#54)
  • [ADD] Configurable scheme, host and HTTP authentication (#51)
  • [ADD] base_sparse_field does not longer need to be set in --load (#47)
  • [FIX] Correct automatic registration of channels and job functions (#69)
  • [FIX] Correct compatibility with @property methods (#50 and #69)

Bug Tracker

Bugs are tracked on GitHub Issues. In case of trouble, please check there if your issue has already been reported. If you spotted it first, help us smashing it by providing a detailed and welcomed feedback.

Do not contact contributors directly about support or help with technical issues.



  • Camptocamp



This module is maintained by the OCA.

Odoo Community Association

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

Current maintainer:


This module is part of the OCA/queue project on GitHub.

You are welcome to contribute. To learn how please visit https://odoo-community.org/page/Contribute.

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Andrew Veitch
on 10/7/18, 6:36 PM

This is incredibly well written bit of software.

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