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Oracle 10g/11g Data and Database Management Utilities by Hector R. Madrid

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Chapter 7. Oracle Scheduler

When the lights go off at the office, the automated tasks take place. Scheduling tasks to be run at a given time is one of the most frequently performed activities in many companies. I would even go so far as to say in all companies.

There are a lot of tasks that must be executed at a specific time; day or night, weekdays, weekends, or holidays. Scheduling a task may not be new, this could be solved to a certain extent with the Windows Scheduler (on Windows platforms), or with the cron utility (Unix like systems). Although, you should be aware that these schedules assume your batch program is intelligent enough to not only perform a given task, but also to proceed with a plan B in case something is wrong. Your batch ...

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