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Oracle dbms_job.borken Tips by Burleson Consulting
March 1,  2009


Oracle allows you to mark a job you own as broken using the Oracle DBMS_JOB.BROKEN statement. The following is an example of the DBMS_JOB.BROKEN statement:


The above DBMS_JOB.BROKEN statement will mark Job number 52 as broken.

If the job you are marking as broken with the DBMS_JOB.BROKEN statement is running at the time execution the job will continue to run until stopped. If you are unable to stop the job you may wish to kill your Oracle session.

If a job has been marked as broken with DBMS_JOB.BROKEN, or has been marked as broken by Oracle, Oracle will not attempt to execute the job until the broken status has been removed or the the job has been forced to execute.

To force a job marked as broken, using the  DBMS_JOB.BROKEN statement, the following command can be used:


You remove the broken status from a job that has been marked as broken with  DBMS_JOB.BROKEN with the following syntax:



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