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Oracle Job Scheduling

Chapter 2 - Configuring Oracle Job Scheduling


Windows can be removed using the drop_window procedure.

PROCEDURE drop_window (
  window_name             IN VARCHAR2,
  force                   IN BOOLEAN DEFAULT FALSE)

The parameters associated with this procedure and their usage are as follows:

  • window_name - A single or comma separated list of window names.  If a window group name is specified, all windows within that group will be dropped.  In addition, all jobs that use the specified window or window group as a schedule will be disabled, although running jobs will complete normally.

  • force - When set to FALSE, attempting to drop an open window will result in an error.  When set to TRUE the open window is closed before it is dropped.

The following example drops the two test windows that were created earlier:

  DBMS_SCHEDULER.drop_window (
    window_name => 'test_window_1,test_window_2',
    force       => TRUE);

The above text is an excerpt from:

Oracle Job Scheduling
Creating Robust Task Management with dbms_job and Oracle10g dbms_scheduler

ISBN 0-9744486-6-4

by Dr. Timothy S. Hall

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