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dbo.sysjobsteps (Transact-SQL)

Contains the information for each step in a job to be executed by SQL Server Agent. This table is stored in the msdb database.

Column name

Data type

Description

job_id

uniqueidentifier

ID of the job.

step_id

int

ID of the step in the job.

step_name

sysname

Name of the job step.

subsystem

nvarchar(40)

Name of the subsystem used by SQL Server Agent to execute the job step.

command

nvarchar(max)

Command to be executed by subsystem.

flags

int

Reserved.

additional_ parameters

ntext

Reserved.

cmdexec_success_ code

int

Error-level value returned by CmdExec subsystem steps to indicate success.

on_success_action

tinyint

Action to be performed when a step is executed successfully.

on_success_step_id

int

ID of the next step to execute when a step is executed successfully.

on_fail_action

tinyint

Action to be performed when a step is not executed successfully.

on_fail_step_id

int

ID of the next step to execute when a step is not executed successfully.

server

sysname

Reserved.

database_name

sysname

Name of the database in which command is executed if subsystem is TSQL.

database_user_name

sysname

Name of the database user whose account will be used when executing the step.

retry_attempts

int

Number of retry attempts made if the step fails.

retry_interval

int

Amount of time to wait between retry attempts.

os_run_priority

int

Reserved.

output_file_name

nvarchar(200)

Name of the file in which the step's output is saved when subsystem is TSQL, PowerShell, or CmdExec.

last_run_outcome

int

Outcome of the previous execution of the job step.

0 = Failed

1 = Succeeded

2 = Retry

3 = Canceled

5 = Unknown

last_run_duration

int

Duration (hhmmss) of the step the last time it ran.

last_run_retries

int

Number of retry attempts in the last execution of the job step.

last_run_date

int

Date (yyyymmdd) the step last started execution.

last_run_time

int

Time (hhmmss) the step last started execution.

proxy_id

int

Proxy for the job step.

step_uid

uniqueidentifier

Identifier for the job step.

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