From: Rich Jesse <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:10:28 -0500 (CDT)
Message-ID: <>

Hey Brandon,

> I would guess he's talking about *outside* of Grid Control - just using
> utl_mail to send alerts when they arrive in dba_outstanding_alerts or the
> advanced queue. I do something similar - I just run a script from cron to
> check for records in dba_outstanding_alerts every X minutes and email me
> whatever it finds via mailx (easier than using utl_mail in my opinion, but
> maybe just because I'm not very familiar with utl_mail).

I like that idea -- a LOT! I use utl_mail all the time for Production business reporting with XML attachments (ala MS Excel) and DBA-type reports, too. A good start is a wrapper package called DEMO_MAIL from OTN:

It's a great start to using utl_mail. I made a few changes to our local copy, including adding "MIME-Version" in the email header for multipart messages, which I believe is part of RFC822. It's already in my GC repository and would be a breeze (for me) to incorporate.

Thanks! Putting dba_outstanding_alerts on my "to-do" list... Rich

Received on Tue Jul 28 2009 - 16:10:28 CDT

Original text of this message