12.3. Common Administration Tools
The Oracle Scheduler is implemented through a PL/SQL package named DBMS_SCHEDULER. This package offers a collection of procedures that are used to create and manage Scheduler objects (jobs, programs, schedules, windows, job groups, and window groups). Each of these object types will be covered thoroughly in this chapter.
Most of the procedures in the DBMS_SCHEDULER package are specific to a certain object type. The object type can be derived from the name of the procedure. For example, the CREATE_PROGRAM procedure is obviously specific to program objects.
However, because all Scheduler objects share some common attributes, there are also procedures that work with any Scheduler object type. Because these procedures ...