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In the realm of Oracle SQL, there is always a need to track running jobs. They play an imperative role in ensuring seamless functioning by monitoring performance, detecting anomalies and implementing effective resolutions. Job scheduling in Oracle enables us to plan ahead of time by scheduling precisely when a specific procedure should execute. These procedures could be routine tasks or complex data processing tasks.
Understanding the problem
Occasionally, we may encounter issues wherein certain jobs fail to execute according to the scheduled time. This could occur due to numerous reasons – system errors, job parameters not being set correctly, SQL code errors, among others. To handle these situations, we need a system in place to detect running jobs, identify any issues and rectify them without delay.
The solution to this problem is to query an Oracle view named DBA_JOBS_RUNNING. It provides real-time data about which jobs are currently running, giving you the necessary insight to take corrective actions for any stuck or long-running jobs.
SELECT JOB, THIS_DATE, NEXT_DATE, BROKEN, FAILURES, WHAT
The above Oracle SQL script lists all running jobs.
Detailed Explanation of the Code
The script executes a SELECT statement on the DBA_JOBS_RUNNING view. Here, ‘JOB’ denotes the job number, ‘THIS_DATE’ specifies when the job started. ‘NEXT_DATE’ tells you when the job is due next. ‘BROKEN’ signifies if the job is broken, while ‘FAILURES’ constitutes the number of times the job has failed. Finally, ‘WHAT’ represents the name of the job.
Understanding Oracle Scheduling Libraries
Oracle Scheduler is a set of Oracle Database features that allow you to precisely schedule when and where database tasks take place. It not only improves reliability, manageability, and performance but also enables better control of business processes.
CREATE JOB my_job
Above is a code snippet of creating a job in Oracle using DBMS_SCHEDULER package.
Functions Related To DBA_JOBS_RUNNING
Oracle SQL offers multiple functions to work in conjunction with DBA_JOBS_RUNNING view. One such important function is DBMS_JOB. The DBMS_JOB package allows us to create, schedule and manage jobs in the Oracle Database.
job OUT BINARY_INTEGER,
what IN VARCHAR2,
next_date IN DATE,
interval IN VARCHAR2);
The above code facilitates the submission of a new job with a specified job number using the ISUBMIT procedure.
Given the underlying complexity of managing jobs in Oracle SQL, these concepts, libraries and functionalities provide a robust system of maintaining the sanctity of scheduled jobs seamlessly.