ORA-27475 Trying to Stop or Drop a Job (Doc ID 1426185.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 09, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-Sep-2016***

Symptoms

Unable to drop or stop a JOB.

Dropping the job using the force option fails with:

exec dbms_scheduler.drop_job('<job_name>',force => TRUE);
BEGIN dbms_scheduler.drop_job('<job_name>',force => TRUE); END;

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ERROR at line 1:
ORA-27475: "<job_name>" must be a job
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_ISCHED", line 178
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SCHEDULER", line 544
ORA-06512: at line 2

Changes

For a running job the session was killed after which the job remains in dba_scheduler_jobs.

Cause

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