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sp_help_notification (Transact-SQL)

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

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

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

[ @object_type =] 'object_type'

The type of information to be returned. object_typeis 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'

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

[ @enum_type =] 'enum_type'

The object_typeinformation that is returned. enum_type is ACTUAL in most cases. enum_typeis 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 theobject_types including those that are not associated with name.

TARGET

Lists only the object_types matching the supplied target_name, regardless of association withname.

[ @notification_method =] notification_method

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'

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.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

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 net send 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

has_netsend

int

Operator has net send notification configured.

1 = Yes

0 = No

This stored procedure must be run from the msdb database.

To execute this stored procedure, a user must be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.

A. Listing alerts for a specific operator

The following example returns all alerts for which the operator François Ajenstat receives any kind of notification.

USE msdb ;
GO

EXEC dbo.sp_help_notification 
    @object_type = N'ALERTS',
    @name = N'François Ajenstat',
    @enum_type = N'ACTUAL',
    @notification_method = 7 ;
GO

B. Listing operators for a specific alert

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

USE msdb ;
GO

EXEC sp_help_notification
    @object_type = N'OPERATORS',
    @name = N'Test Alert',
    @enum_type = N'ACTUAL',
    @notification_method = 7 ;
GO
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