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sp_help_operator (Transact-SQL)

Reports information about the operators defined for the server.

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sp_help_operator
     { [ @operator_name = ] 'operator_name' 
     | [ @operator_id = ] operator_id }

[ @operator_name= ] 'operator_name'

The operator name. operator_name is sysname. If operator_name is not specified, information about all operators is returned.

[ @operator_id= ] operator_id

The identification number of the operator for which information is requested. operator_idis int, with a default of NULL.

Note Note

Either operator_id or operator_name must be specified, but both cannot be specified.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Column name

Data type

Description

id

int

Operator identification number.

name

sysname

Operator Name.

enabled

tinyint

Operator is available to receive any notifications:

1 = Yes

0 = No

email_address

nvarchar(100)

Operator e-mail address.

last_email_date

int

Date the operator was last notified by e-mail.

last_email_time

int

Time the operator was last notified by e-mail.

pager_address

nvarchar(100)

Operator pager address.

last_pager_date

int

Date the operator was last notified by pager.

last_pager_time

int

Time the operator was last notified by pager.

weekday_pager_start_time

int

The start of the time period during which the operator is available to receive pager notifications on a weekday.

weekday_pager_end_time

int

The end of the time period during which the operator is available to receive pager notifications on a weekday.

saturday_pager_start_time

int

The start of the time period during which the operator is available to receive pager notifications on Saturdays.

saturday_pager_end_time

int

The end of the time period during which the operator is available to receive pager notifications on Saturdays.

sunday_pager_start_time

int

The start of the time period during which the operator is available to receive pager notifications on Sundays.

sunday_pager_end_time

int

The end of the time period during which the operator is available to receive pager notifications on Sundays.

pager_days

tinyint

A bitmask (1 = Sunday, 64 = Saturday) of days-of-the week indicating when the operator is available to receive pager notifications.

netsend_address

nvarchar(100)

Operator address for network pop-up notifications.

last_netsend_date

int

Date the operator was last notified by network pop-up.

last_netsend_time

int

Time the operator was last notified by network pop-up.

category_name

sysname

Name of the operator category to which this operator belongs.

sp_help_operator must be run from the msdb database.

By default, members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute this stored procedure. Other users must be granted one of the following SQL Server Agent fixed database roles in the msdb database:

  • SQLAgentUserRole

  • SQLAgentReaderRole

  • SQLAgentOperatorRole

For details about the permissions of these roles, see SQL Server Agent Fixed Database Roles.

The following example reports information about operator François Ajenstat.

USE msdb ;
GO

EXEC dbo.sp_help_operator
    @operator_name = N'François Ajenstat' ;
GO
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