Azure Functions TimeTrigger do not fire

Bob Meijwaard 25 Reputation points
2023-03-02T12:34:01.2766667+00:00

Hi

I have a function app that has multiple triggers, each with different type of triggers. But the timetriggers are not firing. Also I am not able to start triggers from the Azure portal console. The buttons are greyed out and this message is below (Your app is currently in read only mode because you are running from a package file. To make any changes update the content in your zip file and WEBSITE_RUN_FROM_PACKAGE app setting.) WEBSITE_RUN_FROM_PACKAGE is set to 1. Though the blob and queue triggers fire as per expected.

Are you using Consumption or App Service Plan? App Service Plan (P1V2 and S1). The app service plan has 3 (4) apps. 2 webapps, 1 staging slot (production only) and 1 function app. For all apps I switched to 64bit and 'Always On'. Doing this did not make a difference.

If Consumption, how did you deploy? Azure Pipelines: The resources are created with a Bicep template and the deploy is done from a YAML pipeline (see below).

Are you using the v1 runtime, or the v2 runtime? v4 Runtime

Are you setting WEBSITE_TIME_ZONE? Yes, for all apps in the service plan: W. Europe Standard Time

What is your CRON expression set to, and what is your expectation about what it means. I tried several and I am aware that there was a BUG on the part of Microsoft with timezones and timetriggers (in 2018). Currently I am doing some basic CRON expression to rule out as much as possible, but still it won't fire. "0 0 0 * * *" which I expect to run once per day, during night. "0 0 0 * * 0" which I expect to run once per week, on Sunday?. "0 * * * * *" every minute, which is for testing only, should be once per hour during weekdays between 09:00 and 20:00

Give a specific UTC time at which you expected your function to get called, and found that it wasn't. Also, explain how you are determining that it is not getting called. If some cases, the function may get called, but it may not be obvious due to some logging issue. I am using various logs within the Azure portal. Application Insights and the monitoring graphs in the Azure Function and within the Functions itself

And most importantly, include a sample invocation ID so we can find your app and look into the issue. For the most part I can't, since I can't fire them manually and they are not firing by itself. 2023-03-01 23:00:06.840: Executing 'historytimer' (Reason='Timer fired at 2023-03-02T00:00:06.1168496+01:00', Id=b8d964c0-fb54-4e17-af33-a3cb2f7db004)

2023-03-01 23:00:16.215: Executed 'historytimer' (Succeeded, Id=b8d964c0-fb54-4e17-af33-a3cb2f7db004, Duration=10098ms)

resource appServicePlan 'Microsoft.Web/serverfarms@2022-03-01' = {
    name: appServicePlanName
    location: location
    kind: 'windows'
    sku: {
        name: appServicePlanSku (P1V2 or S1, depending environment)
        capacity: 1
    }
}
/* FUNCTION APP */
resource storageAccountArchive 'Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts@2022-05-01' = {
    name: '${storageName}${stagingEnvironment}'
    location: location
    sku: {
        name: 'Standard_LRS'
    }
    kind: 'Storage'
}

// ARCHIVE FUNCTION
resource applicationInsightsArchive 'Microsoft.Insights/components@2020-02-02' = {
    name: archiveFunctionName
    location: location
    kind: 'web'
    properties: {
        Application_Type: 'web'
        Request_Source: 'rest'
    }
}
resource functionAppArchive 'Microsoft.Web/sites@2022-03-01' = {
    name: archiveFunctionName
    location: location
    kind: 'functionapp'
    identity: {
        type: 'SystemAssigned'
    }
    properties: {
        httpsOnly: true
        virtualNetworkSubnetId: virtualNetwork.properties.subnets[0].id
        serverFarmId: appServicePlan.id
        siteConfig: {
            vnetRouteAllEnabled: true
            http20Enabled: true
            ftpsState: 'Disabled'
            minTlsVersion: '1.2'
            use32BitWorkerProcess: false
            alwaysOn: true
            appSettings: [
                {
                    name: 'AzureWebJobsStorage'
                    value: 'DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName=${storageAccountArchive.name};EndpointSuffix=${environment().suffixes.storage};AccountKey=${storageAccountArchive.listKeys().keys[0].value}'
                }
                {
                    name: 'MainStorageAccount'
                    value: 'DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName=${storageAccount.name};EndpointSuffix=${environment().suffixes.storage};AccountKey=${storageAccount.listKeys().keys[0].value}'
                }
                {
                    name: 'AzureKeyVaultUrl'
                    value: keyVault.properties.vaultUri
                }
                {
                    name: 'WEBSITE_CONTENTAZUREFILECONNECTIONSTRING'
                    value: 'DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName=${storageAccountArchive.name};EndpointSuffix=${environment().suffixes.storage};AccountKey=${storageAccountArchive.listKeys().keys[0].value}'
                }
                {
                    name: 'WEBSITE_CONTENTSHARE'
                    value: toLower(archiveFunctionName)
                }
                {
                    name: 'FUNCTIONS_EXTENSION_VERSION'
                    value: '~4'
                }
                {
                    name: 'WEBSITE_NODE_DEFAULT_VERSION'
                    value: '~10'
                }
                {
                    name: 'APPINSIGHTS_INSTRUMENTATIONKEY'
                    value: applicationInsightsArchive.properties.InstrumentationKey
                }
                {
                    name: 'FUNCTIONS_WORKER_RUNTIME'
                    value: 'dotnet'
                }
                {
                    name: 'WEBSITE_RUN_FROM_PACKAGE'
                    value: '1'
                }
                {
                    name: 'WEBSITE_TIME_ZONE'
                    value: 'W. Europe Standard Time'
                }
            ]
        }
    }
}
- task: UseDotNet@2
  displayName: Install .NET 6 SDK 6.0.111
  inputs:
    packageType: sdk
    version: '6.0.111'
    installationPath: $(Agent.ToolsDirectory)/dotnet
    includePreviewVersions: false

- task: VSBuild@1
  displayName: Build SLN
  inputs:
    solution: '**/*.csproj'

- task: DotNetCoreCLI@2
  displayName: Publish Archive Worker
  inputs:
    command: publish
    arguments: '--configuration Release --output publish_output_archive'
    projects: '**/*.csproj'
    publishWebProjects: false
    modifyOutputPath: false
    zipAfterPublish: true


- task: AzureFunctionApp@1 
  displayName: Deploy Archive Worker
  inputs:
    azureSubscription: '${{ parameters.appName }}-${{ parameters.environment }}'
    appType: functionApp
    appName: '${{ parameters.appName }}-${{ parameters.environment }}-archivefunction'
    package: 'publish_output_archive/**/*.zip'
    enableCustomDeployment: true
    deploymentType: runFromZip

User's image

User's image

User's image

User's image

Azure Functions
Azure Functions
An Azure service that provides an event-driven serverless compute platform.
4,218 questions
{count} votes

1 answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Ryan Hill 25,481 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-03-03T19:26:42.81+00:00

    Hi @Bob Meijwaard

    Apologies for the delayed response. The following CRON expression "0 9-20 * * 1-5" should work. In the screen shot below, I'm doing every minute just demonstrate the function is actually being triggered by the timer. If you want to compare your function app project to mine, you can find it here. I would suggest looking under Code + Test under your timer function to ensure function.json looks correct.

    {
      "generatedBy": "Microsoft.NET.Sdk.Functions.Generator-4.1.1",
      "configurationSource": "attributes",
      "bindings": [
        {
          "type": "timerTrigger",
          "schedule": "* 9-20 * * 1-5",
          "useMonitor": true,
          "runOnStartup": false,
          "name": "myTimer"
        }
      ],
      "disabled": false,
      "scriptFile": "../bin/hello.dll",
      "entryPoint": "hello.Functions.RunTimerTrigger"
    }
    

    User's image

    I deployed this function app directly from Visual Studio, but in looking at your pipeline I don't see anything wrong.

    User's image