In SharePoint 2010/2013 On premise, we have timer jobs, which performs repetitive, scheduled tasks. For example, you may need a timer job to fetch Sharepoint list items and send them as reports on daily basis. This timer job can be created as a farm solution and can be deployed in SharePoint 2010/2013 On Premise Server whereas in SharePoint Online, you are not allowed to deploy the farm solutions. To overcome this, you can create Azure WebJobs, which act as scheduled timer jobs for SharePoint Online.
In my previous article,
You have learned how to create a scheduled WebJob for SharePoint 2013 Online, using the Azure Scheduler.
In this article, you will learn how to configure the scheduled WebJob in the Azure Scheduler page.
Create the Zip file for your WebJob
In Solution Explorer, right click the project and click “Open Folder in File Explorer”.
Copy all the output files from bin/Debug or bin/Release folder and create the zip file.
Configure the Scheduled WebJob
Navigate to classic Azure Portal.
In the left navigation, click Web apps and subsequently click on the existing Azure Website.
Enter Name, upload the zip file which you have created and select Run on a schedule option from How to Run drop down. Select Scheduler Region.
Define a schedule, based on your requirements, as shown below. Click Complete button.
A scheduled WebJob was added successfully, as shown below:
Click Logs for the newly added WebJob and you are able to see the WebJob run details.
Thus in this article, you have seen how to configure the scheduled WebJob in the Azure Scheduler page.