create cron job using function on app platform or standard alone function

I want to create a cronjob to do some operations in database. I tried both function on app platform and standard alone function. However, there are issues with both ways:

  1. function on app platform: cannot add “trigger” in project.yml file.
  2. standard alone function: I enabled trusted source on managed db side, but then cannot add the function to managed db trusted sources.

Does anyone have a solution for this ? thanks

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Bobby Iliev
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June 17, 2024

Hey @senwang20240530,

Indeed this is all true as of the time being.

It looks like someone has had the same idea before and has posted it on our Product Ideas board. The best thing to do would be to head over and add your vote to it, as well as adding any additional information in the comments for exactly what you’d like to see implemented!

What you could do in the meantime, is to check out this article here on How To Setup a Job Scheduler on the DigitalOcean App Platform:

It essentially spins up an additional container where you could define your scheduled curl requests in.

- Bobby.

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