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Implementing Jobs

You can use SQL Server Agent jobs to automate routine administrative tasks and run them on a recurring basis, making administration more efficient.

A job is a specified series of operations performed sequentially by SQL Server Agent. A job can perform a wide range of activities, including running Transact-SQL scripts, command-line applications, Microsoft ActiveX scripts, Integration Services packages, Analysis Services commands and queries, or Replication tasks. Jobs can run repetitive tasks or those that can be scheduled, and they can automatically notify users of job status by generating alerts, thereby greatly simplifying SQL Server administration.

You can run a job manually, or you can configure it to run according to a schedule or in response to alerts.

Topic Description

Creating Jobs

Contains information about creating jobs and organizing them into categories.

Creating Job Steps

Contains information about the different kinds of job steps you can create and how to create them.

Creating Schedules

Contains information about how to define when jobs start running and how often they should run.

Running Jobs

Contains information about manually running jobs (without a schedule).

Specifying Job Responses

Contains information about how you can configure SQL Server Agent to respond to jobs. For example, you can configure SQL Server Agent to notify administrators when jobs are finished.

Viewing and Modifying Jobs

Contains information about how to view existing jobs, their history once executes, and how to modify them.

Scripting Jobs Using Transact-SQL

Contains information about how to generate Transact-SQL scripts for existing jobs.

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