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Primary Note: Overview of Oracle Scheduler (Doc ID 1485539.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
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Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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This document is an introduction to Oracle Scheduler feature. It explains the basic concepts along with some hands-on case studies.


 This document is intended to introduce the Oracle Scheduler feature capabilities to Oracle Database Administrators (DBAs) along with Oracle Technical Support Engineers.


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In this Document
 Basic Concepts
 Scheduling Options
 Scheduler Objects
 [Database|External] Jobs
 Remote Jobs
 Job Credentials
 Job Windows
 Chain Jobs
 Detached Jobs
 Lightweight vs Regular Jobs
 Job Instances
 OracleJobSchedulerSID service
 Creating a scheduler job that inserts the systimestamp into a table every second
 Creating a scheduler job that gathers <USER> CBO stats every day at mid-night and every weekend day at 06:00 am
 File Watcher Case Study
 Examples of Using the Scheduler
 12c Considerations

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