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Oracle Job Scheduling

Chapter 1 - Overview of Oracle Job Scheduling

Migrating from dbms_job to dbms_scheduler

Since Oracle 10g supports both the dbms_job and dbms_scheduler packages, it may be wise to continue running existing jobs until familiar with all the features of the new scheduler.  This “do nothing” approach is only a temporary option as the original scheduler is retained for backwards compatibility only.  There is no guarantee that it will be present in future versions of the database, so take steps now to future-proof the system.

When deciding to start converting jobs, the easiest option is to use the new scheduler the same way the old one was used.  In previous sections, a simple example of each scheduling mechanism was presented.

-- Old scheduler.

  DBMS_JOB.submit (
    job       => :l_job,
    what      => 'BEGIN NULL; /* Do Nothing */ END;',
    next_date => SYSDATE,
    interval  => 'SYSDATE + 1 /* 1 Day */');
PRINT l_job

The above text is an excerpt from:

Oracle Job Scheduling
Creating Robust Task Management with dbms_job and Oracle10g dbms_scheduler

ISBN 0-9744486-6-4

by Dr. Timothy S. Hall

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