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Oracle Job Scheduling

Chapter 2 - Configuring Oracle Job Scheduling


This chapter will present information on how to schedule Oracle jobs using the dbms_job and dbms_scheduler packages supplied by Oracle.  The dbms_scheduler package was introduced in Oracle 10g, so the example code associated with these sections will not work on previous versions.  Where appropriate, Enterprise Manager (EM) screen shots will be used to illustrate the GUI/Web alternative to using the PL/SQL API.

The example code shows how objects can be created, manipulated and dropped.  In a number of cases, code examples rely on previously created objects, which may have already been dropped, so they will have to be recreated before it will be possible to move on.

The following section will detail how to set up a test environment to enable the running of any example code.

Setting up a Test Environment

In order to use the examples in this chapter, it is necessary to create a user to work with and define a task to schedule.  The following code creates a user called “job_user” and grants it the necessary privileges.  Some privileges used are specific for Oracle 10g and should be ignored if a prior version is used.

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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