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PeriodicWorkRequest

class PeriodicWorkRequest : WorkRequest
kotlin.Any
   ↳ androidx.work.WorkRequest
   ↳ androidx.work.PeriodicWorkRequest

A WorkRequest for repeating work. This work executes multiple times until it is cancelled, with the first execution happening immediately or as soon as the given Constraints are met. The next execution will happen during the period interval; note that execution may be delayed because WorkManager is subject to OS battery optimizations, such as doze mode.

You can control when the work executes in the period interval more exactly - see PeriodicWorkRequest.Builder#Builder for documentation on flexIntervals.

Periodic work has a minimum interval of 15 minutes and it cannot have an initial delay.

Periodic work is intended for use cases where you want a fairly consistent delay between consecutive runs, and you are willing to tolerate drift. For example, periodic work that runs every 24 hours, may exhibit the following drift because of OS battery optimizations:

 Iteration | Execution Time ----------+------------------ 1 | Jan 01, 06:00 AM 2 | Jan 02, 06:24 AM 3 | Jan 03, 07:15 AM 4 | Jan 04, 08:00 AM 5 | Jan 05, 08:00 AM 6 | Jan 06, 08:02 AM
If you need to schedule work that happens exactly at a certain time or only during a certain time window, you should consider using OneTimeWorkRequests.

The normal lifecycle of a PeriodicWorkRequest is ENQUEUED -> RUNNING -> ENQUEUED. By definition, periodic work cannot terminate in a succeeded or failed state, since it must recur. It can only terminate if explicitly cancelled. However, in the case of retries, periodic work will still back off according to PeriodicWorkRequest.Builder#setBackoffCriteria(BackoffPolicy, long, TimeUnit).

Periodic work cannot be part of a chain or graph of work.

Summary

Nested classes

Builder for PeriodicWorkRequests.

Constants
static Long

The minimum interval duration for PeriodicWorkRequest (in milliseconds).

static Long

The minimum flex duration for PeriodicWorkRequest (in milliseconds).

Inherited constants
Inherited functions

Constants

MIN_PERIODIC_INTERVAL_MILLIS

static val MIN_PERIODIC_INTERVAL_MILLIS: Long

The minimum interval duration for PeriodicWorkRequest (in milliseconds).

Value: 15 * 60 * 1000L

MIN_PERIODIC_FLEX_MILLIS

static val MIN_PERIODIC_FLEX_MILLIS: Long

The minimum flex duration for PeriodicWorkRequest (in milliseconds).

Value: 5 * 60 * 1000L