Think of an IPC type of solution - dbms_pipe ----------------- Ron Reidy Lead DBA Array BioPharma, Inc. -----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jeffrey Beckstrom Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:06 AM To: rjamya@xxxxxxxxx Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Send output to a PC every N minutes That's what we were thinking of. The problem with sql*plus is that procedure has to end for output to get to screen. Then how do you reinvoke the procedure again. DBMS_JOB won't send output to a client PC. >>> rjamya <rjamya@xxxxxxxxx> 8/25/05 7:54:17 AM >>> What version? How do you want to send output? You could easily do this using sqlplus or dbms_job. A procedure and a mechanism to otput is all you need. raj On 8/25/05, Jeffrey Beckstrom < JBECKSTROM@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Our developers have a requirement to query a table and send the output to a PC every N minutes. Developers don't know Perl so looking at some alternatives. I would hate to do it in Sql*plus since would have to start sql*plus, connect, run procedure, exit and repeat. That would be a lot of connecting. Any other suggestions. Jeffrey Beckstrom Database Administrator Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 1240 W. 6th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113 -- ------------------------------ select standard_disclaimer from company_requirements where category = 'MANDATORY'; This electronic message transmission is a PRIVATE communication which contains information which may be confidential or privileged. The information is intended to be for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, please be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this information is prohibited. Please notify the sender of the delivery error by replying to this message, or notify us by telephone (877-633-2436, ext. 0), and then delete it from your system.