Pausing Execution

There isn't a delivered way to pause the execution of PeopleCode.

However, there are two alternatives that you can use:

  • The java.lang.Thread.sleep() Java Class method or;
  • The DBMS_LOCK.SLEEP() database procedure (Oracle only)

Using java.lang.Thread.sleep()

To use this approach, add the following line to your PeopleCode, passing a value in milliseconds which is the amount of time to sleep:


The code above will sleep for 1000 milliseconds (1 second). Note that this approach still uses up CPU cycles and has a performance hit on the application server. If you find this to be an issue, then the second approach may be better suited if you have an Oracle database.


SQLExec("exec DBMS_LOCK.SLEEP(1)");

The code above will sleep for 1 second.

1 Comment
#1    Deleted User commented 3 years ago

I tried the sleep command, and got the below error SQL error. Function: SQLExec Error Position: 6 Return: 6550 - ORA-06550: line 1, column 7: PLS-00201: identifier 'DBMS_LOCK' must be declared OR A-06550: line 1, column 7: PL/SQL: Statement ignored Statement: exec dBMS_LOCK.SLEEP(1) Original Statement: exec dbms_lock.sleep(1)

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