How to get DDL for scheduler jobs owned by SYS

As you may already now we can’t export scheduler jobs which are owned by SYS user. This is because the package/function dbms_metadata.get_ddl which is used to export the DDL is working similarly to the datapump export, and since SYS objects are marked non-exportable we can’t export them.

If you try to get DDL for scheduler job owned by SYS you’ll hit this error ORA-31603 as you can see from the example bellow


SQL> show user;
USER is "SYS"
SQL>
SQL>
SQL> begin
  2  dbms_scheduler.create_job(job_name => 'my_job',
  3  job_type => 'plsql_block',
  4  job_action => 'begin null; end;',
  5  start_date => (trunc(sysdate) + 10));
  6  end;
  7  /

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

SQL>
SQL>
SQL> select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('PROCOBJ','MY_JOB','SYS') from dual;
ERROR:
ORA-31603: object "MY_JOB" of type PROCOBJ not found in schema "SYS"
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 5805
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_METADATA", line 8344
ORA-06512: at line 1

no rows selected

Solution for this is to copy the scheduler job to another user and then get the DDL.

SQL>
SQL> show user;
USER is "SYS"
SQL>
SQL> exec dbms_scheduler.copy_job('SYS.MY_JOB','IARSOV.MY_JOB');

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

SQL>
SQL>
SQL> conn iarsov/iarsov
Connected.
SQL>
SQL>
SQL> set long 300
SQL>
SQL> select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('PROCOBJ','MY_JOB','IARSOV') from dual;

DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL('PROCOBJ','MY_JOB','IARSOV')
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BEGIN
dbms_scheduler.create_job('"MY_JOB"',
job_type=>'PLSQL_BLOCK', job_action=>
'begin null; end;'
, number_of_arguments=>0,
start_date=>TO_TIMESTAMP_TZ('15-DEC-2014 12.00.00.000000000 AM +01:00','DD-MON-R
RRR HH.MI.SSXFF AM TZR','NLS_DATE_LANGUAGE=english'), repeat_interval=>
NULL
, end_date

DBMS_METADATA.GET_DDL('PROCOBJ','MY_JOB','IARSOV')
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SQL>

 

Regards,
Ivica

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