CRON Jobs/Scheduled Queries

I have created a tool and now I would want to know how to run this tool in the background or in the backend every day. Something like a cron job that keeps running even when the web browser is not on.

Hi @shrirambhat! Unfortunately we don’t support any scheduled queries, at the moment Retool apps run as web applications that can run queries while they are open in the user’s browser. It’s a common feature request though, so I’m going to move this over to that category and clarify the title.

@alex-w

I’m thinking if we can use Javascript to periodically run something? We just need to make sure that we have the browser open all the time. Thanks!

There is an option under queries which are set to run “When inputs change” to trigger the query periodically under the Advanced section of the query editor! Justin talks about that a bit here: How do I schedule my queries to run every hour or day?