Tag Archives: SQL Agent Jobs

  1. SQL Homework – July 2018 – Create a SQL Agent Job

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    July 2, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    For this month’s homework let’s try something a bit different. SQL Agent jobs are a very powerful tool frequently used …
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  2. Command shell steps in SQL Agent jobs only process a single command.

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    April 23, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was working on a SQL Agent job recently that required a series of command shell commands. And it would …
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  3. Default SQL Agent Reports – Top Jobs

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    July 24, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Looking at what a job has been doing is important. Particularly if something is going wrong. Now there are several …
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  4. Certificates, Proxies and Jobs! Oh My!

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    April 27, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Oh Noes! I have a job that requires me to run an SSIS package, cmdshell script, etc. And I need …
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  5. Running code on the startup of SQL Server

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    February 1, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you need to run code when your instance starts up. For example you might want to …
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  6. Reusing schedules in SQL Agent

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    January 25, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m a big fan of automation. You get it written, tested, and scheduled, then you just sit back and monitor …
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  7. Finding the error from a failed job.

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    October 7, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is a fairly simple one once you’ve seen it, but then so are lots of things :). Let’s say …
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  8. Building a job to monitor other jobs

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    May 4, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day Tom Roush (b/t) and Tim Radney (b/t) were having a discussion on twitter about using scheduled windows …
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  9. Check your SQL Agent history settings before it’s too late!

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    February 10, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    A little while back I was doing some research into a failed job and ran into a slight problem. The …
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  10. A pattern to do beginning of period calculations.

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    November 20, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Beginning of period calculations are common things. Rolling month reports, queries to pull everything from last month etc require beginning …
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