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Display a Windows message box from a Oracle PL/SQL package

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We have an Oracle database, that we want to build a PL/SQL package in, that will notify the user whether or not they have done their time entry for the day, via a windows message box displayed to their screen at 2 PM each day.  Can an Oracle PL/SQL package do this?

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Do you know if a scheduled webpage can send window messages to various users from the webserver?
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Using PL/SQL it is possible to send E-Mail to all users using UTL_SMTP package. I don't know whether this will help.

Using PL/SQL server pages it is possible to invoke SP's from a WEB page.

I am not sure whether a WEB page can be programmed to do messaging in windows.

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It seems my two choices are to build a webpage that sends an email to each user reminding them to enter their time, or have a webpage on each user's machine that uses the Task Scheduler, where the webpage connects to the database, and then uses javascript that displays a message box to the user reminding them to enter their time.  Could such a webpage be 'hidden' or executed in the 'background' so that the user never sees the webpage, only the message window?
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This task involves programming using  some language. Post the same question in Programming section.

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