Triggering an update event on table column after specific time duration

I have database table column which needs to updated after specific duration. One way of doing this is create a job and schedule it after the specific duration .  is there any better way of doing this. To be specific can the same task be accomplished by a trigger which fires on the specified table column after specific duration

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DB is MS SQL 2008R2
venkataramanaiahsrAsked:
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Anthony PerkinsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No, you cannot use a TRIGGER for a time event.  The best option is to create a job to run as frequently as you wish.
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Surendra NathTechnology LeadCommented:
the other way is to write a stored proceudre and put an infinite loop with the wait for dealy function..
the logic goes as below

step 1: Create a SP
step 2: create an end less loop
step 3: inside the loop put your update statement
step 4: put the wait for dealy statement inside the endless loop.

Now execute the stored procedure.

Drawbacks when compared to SQL Job:

1) if the session is killed, in which the SP is running then the stored procedure will be stopped and you have to re-execute it again.
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