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sp_add_category (Transact-SQL)

Adds the specified category of jobs, alerts, or operators to the server.


sp_add_category 
     [ [ @class = ] 'class', ] 
     [ [ @type = ] 'type', ] 
     { [ @name = ] 'name' }

[ @class = ] 'class'

The class of the category to be added. class is varchar(8) with a default value of JOB, and can be one of these values.

Value Description

JOB

Adds a job category.

ALERT

Adds an alert category.

OPERATOR

Adds an operator category.

[ @type = ] 'type'

The type of category to be added. type is varchar(12), with a default value of LOCAL, and can be one of these values.

Value Description

LOCAL

A local job category.

MULTI-SERVER

A multiserver job category.

NONE

A category for a class other than JOB.

[ @name = ] 'name'

The name of the category to be added. The name must be unique within the specified class. name is sysname, with no default.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_add_category must be run from the msdb database.

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_add_category.

The following example creates a local job category named AdminJobs.

USE msdb ;
GO

EXEC dbo.sp_add_category
    @class=N'JOB',
    @type=N'LOCAL',
    @name=N'AdminJobs' ;
GO
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