Here is a simple Python script to trigger an ir.cron job from the command-line system.

I created this to let my customer use his proprietary job scheduler to trigger OpenERP tasks. It was tested on OpenERP 6.1.


import sys
import traceback
import xmlrpclib
from optparse import OptionParser
from datetime.datetime import now

parser = OptionParser()
parser.add_option("-d", "--db", dest="db_name", help="OpenERP database name", metavar="DB_NAME", default="openerp")
parser.add_option("-p", "--password", dest="password", help="OpenERP admin password", metavar="ADMIN_PASSWORD", default="admin")
parser.add_option("-n", "--name", dest="cron_name", help="OpenERP ir.cron object name", metavar="CRON_NAME")

(options, args) = parser.parse_args()

assert options.cron_name

# Query helpers
sock = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy('http://localhost:8069/xmlrpc/object')
q = lambda * a: sock.execute(options.db_name, 1, options.password, *a)

    ir_cron_ids = q('ir.cron', 'search', [('name', '=', options.cron_name)])
    if not ir_cron_ids:
        raise "No cron found in OpenERP."
    for ir_cron in q('ir.cron', 'read', ir_cron_ids, ['model', 'function', 'args']):
        print "%s, %s - (%s) %s %s%s" % (options.db_name, now().strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'), ir_cron['id'], ir_cron['model'], ir_cron['function'], ir_cron['args'])
        q(ir_cron['model'], ir_cron['function'], *eval('tuple(%s)' % (ir_cron['args'] or '')))