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Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting

May 23, 2013


Question:  I want to disable a scheduled SQL statement that many be part of an Oracle job.  How do I find all scheduled job  and how do I disable an Oracle job?


Answer:  A scheduled task consists of SQL, DML or DDL statements and can be scheduled using these tools:

   - The Windows "at command:  schedule with at command

   - The UNIX/LINUX crontab:  schedule with crontab

   - Oracle's dbms_scheduler utility:  dbms_scheduler

To disable a job that has been scheduled within Oracle (dbms_scheduler), you first need to identify the job_name and them pass this job_name to the dbms_scheduler.disable command:


execute dbms_scheduler.disable('owner.job')

dbms_scheduler.disable (job_name => 'xxxx'); end; /

For details on disabling jobs scheduled in Windows, see the Windows help files and for a cron, see the "crontab -e" command.  The crontab -e command will edit the cron and you can disable the shell script that contains the Oracle job directives.

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