What does (Sysdate+1/288) mean?

Posted on 2003-03-19
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Actually in Execute DBMS_JOB.SUBMIT(:Jobno,'Analyze_object(''TABLE'',''DEPT'');',SYSDATE+1/288) ,its said that this job will be done in 5 minutes from now.So can anyone explain how does 1/288 represent 5 minutes from now? Thanks.
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rji earned 80 total points
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In sysdate + 1, the one represent one day thus 24 hours.
1/288 is a fraction of the day.  So 24 hrs = 1440 minutes
1440 * 1/288 = 5 minutes.


Richard Ji

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ID: 8169917
In sysdate + 1, the one represent one day thus 24 hours.
1/288 is a fraction of the day.  So 24 hrs = 1440 minutes
1440 * 1/288 = 5 minutes.


Richard Ji

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ID: 8169929
5 (minutes) = 5/(24*60) (days)

1 day = 24*60 (minute)


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ID: 8173923
1440 (1 day) divided by 5 (minutes) equals 288.


the current point in time + 5 minutes in an SQL Statement gets represented as

sysdate + 1/288

For a different number of minutes you would divide 1440 by the number of minutes you want and add 1/x to sysdate.


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Sorry for asking one more question.Actually I cant start script file utldtree.sql which in my oracle book said I can open? Its the script file used for managing dependencies.And also I cant execute the following
"Exec deptree_fill('PROCEDURE,'SCOTT','NEW_EMP')" .It says "table or view does not exist" ? So is there any way for me? Thanks.

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