events under MySQL version 5.1.6.
"In this article, I'll give a preliminary description of a new MySQL feature for scheduling and executing tasks. In version 5.1.6, MySQL has added support for events. That is, you can now say: "I want the MySQL server to execute this SQL statement every day at 9:30am, until the end of the year" -- or anything similar that involves any number of SQL statements, and a schedule.
Note that events are new and still in alpha, so there is still a good chance that we'll have to make adjustments as people experiment with them. This article describes the state of affairs only for the 5.1.6 release of MySQL.
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