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Oracle10g Grid Computing with RAC
Chapter 17 -
Oracle’s Grid Integration Technologies

Create, Enable, Disable, and Drop a Program

The program_type parameter includes the following values:

  • plsql_block

  • stored_procedure

  • executable. 

To create a program in your own schema, you need the CREATE JOB privilege.  To create a program in another user’s schema, you need the CREATE ANY JOB privilege.  When you create a program, it is created in a disabled state by default; a job cannot execute a program until the program is enabled.

Here is an example of creating a program to check database user sessions:

 program_name   => `CHECK_USER`,
 program_action => `/dba/scripts/`,
 program_type   => `EXECUTABLE`

You can enable this program as follows:

execute DBMS_SCHEDULER.ENABLE (`check_user`);

You can disable this program as follows:

execute DBMS_SCHEDULER.DISABLE (‘check_user’);

In addition, you can drop this program as follows (Note: if force is set to TRUE, all jobs referencing the program are disabled before dropping the program):

 program_name => ‘check_user’,
 force        =>  FALSE

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