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Google Cloud Scheduler: Node.js Client

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Cloud Scheduler API client for Node.js

Read more about the client libraries for Cloud APIs, including the older Google APIs Client Libraries, in Client Libraries Explained.

Table of contents:


Before you begin

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.
  2. Enable the Google Cloud Scheduler API.
  3. Set up authentication with a service account so you can access the API from your local workstation.

Installing the client library

npm install @google-cloud/scheduler

Using the client library

// const projectId = "PROJECT_ID"
// const locationId = "LOCATION_ID" // see:
// const url = "" // where should we say hello?

const scheduler = require('@google-cloud/scheduler');

// Create a client.
const client = new scheduler.CloudSchedulerClient();

// Construct the fully qualified location path.
const parent = client.locationPath(projectId, locationId);

// Construct the request body.
const job = {
  httpTarget: {
    uri: url,
    httpMethod: 'POST',
    body: Buffer.from('Hello World'),
  schedule: '* * * * *',
  timeZone: 'America/Los_Angeles',

const request = {
  parent: parent,
  job: job,

// Use the client to send the job creation request.
const [response] = await client.createJob(request);
console.log(`Created job: ${}`);


Samples are in the samples/ directory. The samples' has instructions for running the samples.

Sample Source Code Try it
App source code Open in Cloud Shell
Create Job source code Open in Cloud Shell
Delete Job source code Open in Cloud Shell
Quickstart source code Open in Cloud Shell

The Google Cloud Scheduler Node.js Client API Reference documentation also contains samples.

Supported Node.js Versions

Our client libraries follow the Node.js release schedule. Libraries are compatible with all current active and maintenance versions of Node.js.

Client libraries targetting some end-of-life versions of Node.js are available, and can be installed via npm dist-tags. The dist-tags follow the naming convention legacy-(version).

Legacy Node.js versions are supported as a best effort:

  • Legacy versions will not be tested in continuous integration.
  • Some security patches may not be able to be backported.
  • Dependencies will not be kept up-to-date, and features will not be backported.

Legacy tags available

  • legacy-8: install client libraries from this dist-tag for versions compatible with Node.js 8.


This library follows Semantic Versioning.

This library is considered to be General Availability (GA). This means it is stable; the code surface will not change in backwards-incompatible ways unless absolutely necessary (e.g. because of critical security issues) or with an extensive deprecation period. Issues and requests against GA libraries are addressed with the highest priority.

More Information: Google Cloud Platform Launch Stages


Contributions welcome! See the Contributing Guide.

Please note that this, the samples/, and a variety of configuration files in this repository (including .nycrc and tsconfig.json) are generated from a central template. To edit one of these files, make an edit to its template in this directory.


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