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19.4 Using the Event Scheduler

The MySQL Event Scheduler manages the scheduling and execution of events, that is, tasks that run according to a schedule. The following discussion covers the Event Scheduler and is divided into the following sections:

Stored routines require the event table in the mysql database. This table is created during the MySQL 5.7 installation procedure. If you are upgrading to MySQL 5.7 from an earlier version, be sure to update your grant tables to make sure that the event table exists. See Section 4.4.7, “mysql_upgrade — Check and Upgrade MySQL Tables”.

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