I am using Drupal 7.43, and I want to read my data from an external database every 15 minutes. My site is hosted on an Ubuntu server.

I am using Feeds importer with SQL parser. From import/feed_from_feed_db, all data is correctly imported; so, the importer runs correctly.

How can I set the feed importer to automatically run every 15 minutes?

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For periodic import select As often as possible.

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Then use Ultimate Cron and make the Feeds & Scheduler cron run every 15 minutes only, this way cron will not do other tasks that you don't need to do every 15 min.


You can use Rules or triggers to make the feed importer run with the cron task

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    Massoudi, this is a very short answer. Can you expand with more details on how to do this with any of the modules you mention? Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 13:19

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