oracle shell script job

Hi

I have a shell script and my oracle version is 9i
How can i make this shell script to execute via an oracle job
suhinrasheedAsked:
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SujithData ArchitectCommented:
To do this:
You need to write an external procedure in either Java or C and call it from the Job.

But why dont you schedule your jobs in the unix machine?
Setup crontab to run the shell script and if any sqlprocessing has to be done do it in the shell script.
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suhinrasheedAuthor Commented:
hi

i have a control file in UNIX machine as follows

 LOAD DATA
 infile *
 TRUNCATE INTO TABLE dept
   FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' OPTIONALLY ENCLOSED BY '"'
   (deptno, dname, loc)
   BEGINDATA
   18,"mrty","SARIN"
   12,RESEARCH,"SARATOGA"
   10,"ACCOUNTING",CLEVELAND
   11,"ART",SALEM
   13,FINANCE,"BOSTON"
   21,"SALES",PHILA.
   22,"SALES",ROCHESTER
   42,"INT'L","SAN FRAN"

Now i have a shell script file load.sh in the UNIX machine.The content of .sh file is:
sqlldr acorn/acorn control=dept.ctl log=dept.log

Now i have created a java stored procedure as mentioned in link below
http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/8i/ShellCommandsFromPLSQL.php

But it seems the procedure is not functioning..could you tell me how to test my procedure successfully
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suhinrasheedAuthor Commented:
i have not given grant permsions mentioned in the link is it because of that the data load is not happening
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ariohCommented:
those permissions must be granted, otherwise java stored procedure will not read your script from the disk and will not run it
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konektorCommented:
you should better use other scheduler than oracle jobs. use operating system specific one, eg. crontab in uniw evnironments.
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