A Bull provider for AdonisJS Adonis Bull provides an easy way to start using Bull.

Usage no npm install needed!

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Adonis Bull

A Bull provider for AdonisJS
Adonis Bull provides an easy way to start using Bull.

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This documentation refers to the stable version of Adonis Bull, for Adonis v4.x
> If you are using Adonis v5, click here.


Using Bull with Adonis shouldn't be hard. It shouldn't require dozens of steps to configure it. That's why adonis-bull exists. It provides an easy way to use queues when developing applications with AdonisJS.


adonis install @rocketseat/adonis-bull


Register the Bull commands at start/app.js

const aceProviders = ['@rocketseat/adonis-bull/providers/Command']

Register the Bull provider at start/app.js

const providers = [

Create a file with the jobs that will be processed at start/jobs.js:

module.exports = ['App/Jobs/UserRegisterEmail']

Add the config file at config/bull.js:

'use strict'

const Env = use('Env')

module.exports = {
  // redis connection
  connection: Env.get('BULL_CONNECTION', 'bull'),
  bull: {
    redis: {
      host: '',
      port: 6379,
      password: null,
      db: 0,
      keyPrefix: '',
  remote: 'redis://redis.example.com?password=correcthorsebatterystaple',

In the above file you can define redis connections, there you can pass all Bull queue configurations described here.

Create a file to initiate Bull at preloads/bull.js:

const Bull = use('Rocketseat/Bull')

  // Optionally you can start BullBoard:
  .ui(9999, 'localhost') // http://localhost:9999
// You don't need to specify either port or hostname, the default port number is 9999 and the default hostname is localhost

Add .preLoad in server.js to initialize the bull preload

new Ignitor(require('@adonisjs/fold'))
  .preLoad('preloads/bull') // Add This Line

Creating your job

Create a class that mandatorily has the methods key and handle.

The key method is the unique identification of each job. It has to be a static get method.

The handle is the method that contains the functionality of your job.

const Mail = use('Mail')

class UserRegisterEmail {
  static get key() {
    return 'UserRegisterEmail-key'

  async handle(job) {
    const { data } = job // the 'data' variable has user data

    await Mail.send('emails.welcome', data, (message) => {
        .subject('Welcome to yardstick')

    return data

module.exports = UserRegisterEmail

You can use the connection static get method to specify which connection your job will work.

class UserRegisterEmail {
  // ...
  static get connection() {
    return 'remote'


The package has support for all events triggered in the bull, just add "on" and complete with the name of the event Ex: onCompleted(), onActive(), onWaiting() and etc.

class UserRegisterEmail {
  onCompleted(job, result) {}
  onActive(job) {}

module.exports = UserRegisterEmail;

Processing the jobs

Simple job

You can share the job of any controller, hook or any other place you might like:

const User = use('App/Models/User')
const Bull = use('Rocketseat/Bull')
const Job = use('App/Jobs/UserRegisterEmail')

class UserController {
  store ({ request, response }) {
    const data = request.only(['email', 'name', 'password'])

    const user = await User.create(data)

    Bull.add(Job.key, user)

module.exports = UserController

Scheduled job

Sometimes it is necessary to schedule a job instead of shooting it imediately. You should use schedule for that:

const User = use('App/Models/User')
const Bull = use('Rocketseat/Bull')
const Job = use('App/Jobs/HolidayOnSaleEmail')

class HolidayOnSaleController {
  store ({ request, response }) {
    const data = request.only(['date', 'product_list']) // 2019-11-15 12:00:00

    const products = await ProductOnSale.create(data)

    Bull.schedule(Job.key, products, data.date)

module.exports = HolidayOnSaleController

This job will be sent only on the specific date, wich for example here is on November 15th at noon.

When finishing a date, never use past dates because it will cause an error.

other ways of using schedule:

Bull.schedule(key, data, new Date('2019-11-15 12:00:00'))
Bull.schedule(key, data, '2 hours') // 2 hours from now
Bull.schedule(key, data, 60 * 1000) // 1 minute from now.

Advanced jobs

You can use the own Bull configs to improve your job:

Bull.add(key, data, {
  repeat: {
    cron: '0 30 12 * * WED,FRI',

This job will be run at 12:30 PM, only on wednesdays and fridays.


To have a bigger control over errors that might occur on the line, the events that fail can be manipulated at the file App/Exceptions/QueueHandler.js:

const Sentry = use('Sentry')

class QueueHandler {
  async report(error, job) {
    Sentry.configureScope((scope) => {


module.exports = QueueHandler


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