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Create SQL Job in SQL Server 2017

Kailash Chandra Behera | Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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SQL JOB is a specified series of operations performed sequentially like Windows service in .NET, It is controlled by SQL Server Agent. This blog demonstrates how to create SQL Job in SQL Server and execute a SQL store procedure continuously.

Getting Started

SQL JOB is a specified series of operations performed sequentially like Windows service in .NET, It is controlled by SQL Server Agent.

A job can perform a wide range of activities, including running Transact-SQL scripts, command prompt applications, Microsoft ActiveX scripts, Integration Services packages, Analysis Services commands, and queries, or Replication tasks.

Like Windows Services, it also can run repetitive or scheduled tasks, and they can automatically notify users of job status by generating alerts, thereby greatly simplifying SQL Server administration.

SQL Job can be written to run on the local instance of SQL Server or on multiple instances across an enterprise. It can be created or edited only by its owner or members only of the sysadmin role, hence a user must be a member of one of the SQL Server Agent fixed database roles or the sysadmin fixed server role.

Steps to create Job

  1. In Object Explorer, connect to an instance of the SQL Server Database Engine, and then expand that instance.
  2. Expand SQL Server Agent, Right click on job folder and click create a new job.
  3. New Job window will be appeared, fill the job name and description field and click on schedule.
  4. The New Job Schedule window will appear, fill the requirement details and click on OK button.
  5. Again click on OK button in New Job Window.
  6. Right-click an existing job, and then click Properties, in the Job Properties dialog, click the Steps page, and then click New.
  7. Type a job Step name, in the New Job Step dialog
  8. Click Transact-SQL Script (TSQL), in the Type list.
  9. Type the Transact-SQL command batches, in the Command box or click Open to select a Transact-SQL file to use as the command.
  10. Click Parse to check your syntax. The message "Parse succeeded" is displayed when your syntax is correct. If an error is found, correct the syntax before continuing.
  11. Click the Advanced page to set job step options, such as:
    1. What action to take if the job step succeeds or fails
    2. How many times SQL Server Agent should try to execute the job step, and the file or table where SQL Server Agent can write the job step output
  12. Click on OK button to complete the process and you are done with creation of job.
Note:- As i told above of this blog, only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can write job step output to an operating system file and If you are a member of the sysadmin fixed server role and you want to run this job step as a different SQL login, select the SQL login from the Run as user list.

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