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Oracle Job Scheduling

Chapter 2 - Configuring Oracle Job Scheduling

Overview and Examples of dbms_job Functions

JOB  WHAT                                              NEXT_DATE            INTERVAL
---- ------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ----------
  99 my_job_proc('DBMS_JOB.ISUBMIT Example.');         22-JUN-2004 10:11:20 SYSDATE + 1/24 /* 1 Hour */
   3 my_job_proc('DBMS_JOB.SUBMIT Example.');          22-JUN-2004 10:11:20 SYSDATE + 1/24 /* 1 Hour */

  2 rows selected.

Job information is also available from the Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) (Network - Databases  -Your-Instance - Distributed - Advanced Replication - Administration - DBMS Job Tab).  Figure 2.1 shows the typical information displayed on this screen.

Figure 2.1OEM: DBMS Jobs

Once a job is scheduled, a change to some of its attributes may be desired.  This can be achieved using the what, next_date, instance, interval and change procedures whose call specifications are displayed below.

  job       IN  BINARY_INTEGER,
  what      IN  VARCHAR2)

PROCEDURE next_date (
  job       IN  BINARY_INTEGER,
  next_date IN  DATE)

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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