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Oracle Job Scheduling

Chapter 2 - Configuring Oracle Job Scheduling

Setting up a Test Environment

Sat Jun 19 12:29:16 2004
MY_JOB_PROC Start: Test It!
Sat Jun 19 12:30:59 2004
MY_JOB_PROC End: Test It!

Obviously, these entries may be separated by other messages, depending on what else has happened on the instance during the time it took for the job to run.

Now that the user named job_user has been created and granted privileges, it is time to schedule jobs.  The first step is the examination of the dbms_job package.

Overview and Examples of dbms_job Functions

Prior to Oracle 10g, the dbms_job package was the preferred method for scheduling Oracle jobs.  With this package, jobs are created using either the submit or isubmit procedures, whose call specifications are displayed below:

PROCEDURE isubmit (
  job       IN  BINARY_INTEGER,
  what      IN  VARCHAR2,
  next_date IN  DATE,
  interval  IN  VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 'null',

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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