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View the Job History

This topic describes how to view the Microsoft SQL Server Agent job history log in SQL Server 2012 by using SQL Server Management Studio, Transact-SQL, or SQL Server Management Objects.

Security

For detailed information, see Implement SQL Server Agent Security.

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To view the job history log

  1. In Object Explorer, connect to an instance of the SQL Server Database Engine, and then expand that instance.

  2. Expand SQL Server Agent, and then expand Jobs.

  3. Right-click a job, and then click View History.

  4. In the Log File Viewer, view the job history.

  5. To update the job history, click Refresh. To view fewer rows, click the Filter button and enter filter parameters.

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To view the job history log

  1. In Object Explorer, connect to an instance of Database Engine.

  2. On the Standard bar, click New Query.

  3. Copy and paste the following example into the query window and click Execute.

    -- lists all job information for the NightlyBackups job.
    USE msdb ;
    GO
    
    EXEC dbo.sp_help_jobhistory 
        @job_name = N'NightlyBackups' ;
    GO
    

For more information, see sp_help_jobhistory (Transact-SQL).

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To view the job history log

Call the EnumHistory method of the Job class by using a programming language that you choose, such as Visual Basic, Visual C#, or PowerShell. For more information, see SQL Server Management Objects (SMO).

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