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Google Cloud Tasks

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Use Google Cloud Tasks as queue to push jobs to your worker instance

npm install @pinelab/vendure-plugin-google-cloud-tasks
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Jun 29, 2024
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Google Cloud Tasks Vendure plugin

Official documentation here

Plugin for using Vendure worker with Google Cloud Tasks. This plugin will show ending, successful and failed jobs in the admin UI under sytem/jobs, but not running jobs. Only jobs of the past 7 days are kept in the DB.

Getting started

Plugin setup

  1. Remove DefaultJobQueuePlugin from your vendure-config. Add this plugin to your vendure-config.ts:
import { CloudTasksPlugin } from '@pinelab/vendure-plugin-google-cloud-tasks';

plugins: [
    // Must reachable by Google Cloud Task. Messages are pushed to this endpoint
    taskHandlerHost: 'https://your-public-host/',
    projectId: 'your-google-project-id',
    // Region where the taskqueue should be created
    location: 'europe-west1',
    // Used to prevent unauithorized requests to your public endpoint
    authSecret: 'some-secret-to-authenticate-incoming-messages',
     *  Used to distinguish taskQueues within the same
     *  Google Project (if you have OTAP environments in the same project for example)
     *  This suffix will be appended to the queue name: "send-email-plugin-test"
    queueSuffix: 'plugin-test',
    // Default amount of retries when no job.retries is given
    defaultJobRetries: 15,
    // The amount of retries when a job fails to be pushed to the queue
    createTaskRetries: 3,
  1. Start the Vendure server, log in to the admin dashboard and trigger a reindex job via Products > (cog icon) > reindex to test the Cloud Tasks Plugin.

Clear jobs

You can call the endpoint /cloud-tasks/clear-jobs/X with the secret as Auth header to clear jobs older than X days. For example:

curl -H "Authorization: Bearer some-secret-to-authenticate-cloud-tasks" "http://localhost:3050/cloud-tasks/clear-jobs/1"

Will clear all jobs older than 1 day.


DEADLINE_EXCEEDED errors when pushing tasks to queue

When pushing multiple tasks concurrently to a queue in serverless environments, you might see DEADLINE_EXCEEDED errors. If that happens, you can instantiate the plugin with fallback: true to make the Google Cloud Tasks client fallback to HTTP instead of GRPC. For more details see

      clientOptions: {
        fallback: true

Request entity too large

This means the Job data is larger than NestJS’s configured request limit. You can set a large limit in your vendure-config.ts:

import { VendureConfig } from '@vendure/core';
import { json } from 'body-parser';

export const config: VendureConfig = {
  // ...
  apiOptions: {
    middleware: [
        handler: json({ limit: '10mb' }),
        route: '*',
        beforeListen: true,

We don’t include this in the plugin, because it affects the entire NestJS instance

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