How to abort Cronjob by name?

I have cronjobs which are scheduled in after update trigger.

When some user make an update in one and the same record I need the previous cronjob(batch) to be aborted and to start a new cronjob.

How can I find the previous cronjob?

Is there a way to find the previous cronjob by name?

Note: I cannot find the cronjob by id because I do no have the cronjob id from the previous invocation of the afterUpdate trigger.


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Method 1

You can query for the CronJobDetail name:

CronTrigger[] jobs = [SELECT Id FROM CronTrigger WHERE CronJobDetail.Name = 'Sample'];
for(CronTrigger job: jobs) {

This works for both scheduled batch jobs and scheduleable classes.

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