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sp_help_notification

SQL Server 2000

Reports a list of alerts for a given operator or a list of operators for a given alert.

Syntax

sp_help_notification [ @object_type = ] 'object_type' ,
    
[ @name = ] 'name' ,
    
[ @enum_type = ] 'enum_type' ,
    [ @notification_method = ] notification_method
    [ , [ @target_name = ] 'target_name' ]

Arguments

[@object_type =] 'object_type'

Is the type of information to be returned. object_type is char(9), with no default. object_type can be ALERTS, which lists the alerts assigned to the supplied operator name, or OPERATORS, which lists the operators responsible for the supplied alert name.

[@name =] 'name'

Is either an alert name (if object_type is ALERTS) or an operator name (if object_type is OPERATORS). name is sysname, with no default.

[@enum_type =] 'enum_type'

Is the object_type information that is returned. enum_type is ACTUAL in most cases. enum_type is char(10), with no default, and can be one of these values.

Value Description
ACTUAL Lists only the object_types associated with name.
ALL Lists all the object_types including those that are not associated with name.
TARGET Lists only the object_types matching the supplied target_name, regardless of association with name.

[@notification_method =] notification_method

Is a numeric value that determines the notification method columns to return. notification_method is tinyint, and can be one of the following values.

Value Description
1 E-mail: returns only the use_email column.
2 Pager: returns only the use_pager column.
4 NetSend: returns only the use_netsend column.
7 All: returns all columns.

[@target_name =] 'target_name'

Is an alert name to search for (if object_type is ALERTS) or an operator name to search for (if object_type is OPERATORS). target_name is needed only if enum_type is TARGET. target_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.

Return Code Valves

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

If object_type is ALERTS, the result set lists all the alerts for a given operator.

Column name Data type Description
alert_id int Alert identifier number.
alert_name sysname Alert name.
use_email int E-mail is used to notify the operator:

1 = Yes
0 = No

use_pager int Pager is used to notify operator:

1 = Yes
0 = No

use_netsend int Network pop-up is used to notify the operator:

1 = Yes
0 = No

has_email int Number of e-mail notifications sent for this alert.
has_pager int Number of pager notifications sent for this alert.
has_netsend int Number of netsend notifications sent for this alert.

If object_type is OPERATORS, the result set lists all the operators for a given alert.

Column name Data type Description
operator_id int Operator identification number.
operator_name sysname Operator name.
use_email int E-mail is used to send notification of the operator:

1 = Yes
0 = No

use_pager int Pager is used to send notification of the operator:

1 = Yes
0 = No

use_netsend int Is a network pop-up used to notify the operator:

1 = Yes
0 = No

has_email int Operator has an e-mail address:

1 = Yes
0 = No

has_pager int Operator has a pager address:

1 = Yes
0 = No


Remarks

This stored procedure must be run from the msdb database.

Permissions

Permissions to execute this procedure default to the sysadmin fixed server role and the db_owner fixed database role, who can grant permissions to other users.

Examples
A. List alerts for a specific operator

This example returns all alerts for which the operator John Doe receives any kind of notification.

USE msdb
EXEC sp_help_notification 'ALERTS', 'John Doe', 'ACTUAL', 7
B. List operators for a specific alert

This example returns all operators who receive any kind of notification for the Test Alert alert.

USE msdb
EXEC sp_help_notification 'OPERATORS', 'Test Alert', 'ACTUAL', 7

See Also

sp_add_notification

sp_delete_notification

sp_update_notification

System Stored Procedures

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