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sp_add_category

SQL Server 2000

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

Syntax

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

Arguments

[ @class = ] 'class'

Is 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'

Is 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'

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

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

None

Remarks

sp_add_category must be executed in the msdb database.

Permissions

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

Examples

This example creates a local job category named AdminJobs.

USE msdb
EXEC sp_add_category 'JOB', 'LOCAL', 'AdminJobs'

See Also

sp_delete_category

sp_help_category

sp_update_category

sysjobs

sysjobservers

System Stored Procedures

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