This is probably very simple but i already exported all but the scheduled jobs i created to subsequent schemas.

How can I create a sql script of the scheduled jobs I created in Oracle? I know in SQL developer, you can use the Database Export wizard to export DDLs and data but you can't use it to export prior scheduled jobs.

I am trying not to have to recreate all my jobs for each environment as I go. Can you please help!

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Assuming that we are talking about dbms_scheduler jobs (rather than, say, jobs scheduled using the dbms_job package), you can use the dbms_metadata package to generate the DDL. Specifically, the dbms_metadata.get_ddl function. Something like

SELECT dbms_metadata.get_ddl( 'PROCOBJ', <<job name>>, <<schema>> )
  FROM dual

should work, for example.

Here is a list of the object types that dbms_metadata.get_ddl supports.

Here is an example of using the PROCOBJ trick to get dbms_metadata to script out a job.

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    even now, dbms_metadata does not support dbms_scheduler jobs. The JOBs mentioned in the list are the dbms_job type of jobs.
    – user953
    Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 14:42
  • @ik_zelf - D'oh, you're right. Updated my answer to use the old PROCOBJ trick. I thought that was no longer necessary but apparently I was mistaken. Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 15:09
  • hey, nice trick, I did not know that.
    – user953
    Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 15:51
  • Thanks!! You just save me hours trying to replicate job creation manually ;) Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 15:45

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