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sp_help_downloadlist (Transact-SQL)


Applies To: SQL Server

Lists all rows in the sysdownloadlist system table for the supplied job, or all rows if no job is specified.

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

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_help_downloadlist { [ @job_id = ] job_id | [ @job_name = ] 'job_name' } 
     [ , [ @operation = ] 'operation' ] 
     [ , [ @object_type = ] 'object_type' ] 
     [ , [ @object_name = ] 'object_name' ] 
     [ , [ @target_server = ] 'target_server' ] 
     [ , [ @has_error = ] has_error ] 
     [ , [ @status = ] status ] 
     [ , [ @date_posted = ] date_posted ]

[ @job_id= ] job_id
The job identification number for which to return information. job_id is uniqueidentifier, with a default of NULL.

[ @job_name= ] 'job_name'
The name of the job. job_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.

System_CAPS_ICON_note.jpg Note

Either job_id or job_name must be specified, but both cannot be specified.

[ @operation= ] 'operation'
The valid operation for the specified job. operation is varchar(64), with a default of NULL, and can be one of these values.

DEFECTServer operation that requests the target server to defect from the Master SQLServerAgent service.
DELETEJob operation that removes an entire job.
INSERTJob operation that inserts an entire job or refreshes an existing job. This operation includes all job steps and schedules, if applicable.
RE-ENLISTServer operation that causes the target server to resend its enlistment information, including the polling interval and time zone to the multiserver domain. The target server also redownloads the MSXOperator details.
SET-POLLServer operation that sets the interval, in seconds, for target servers to poll the multiserver domain. If specified, value is interpreted as the required interval value, and can be a value from 10 to 28,800.
STARTJob operation that requests the start of job execution.
STOPJob operation that requests the stop of job execution.
SYNC-TIMEServer operation that causes the target server to synchronize its system clock with the multiserver domain. Because this is a costly operation, perform this operation on a limited, infrequent basis.
UPDATEJob operation that updates only the sysjobs information for a job, not the job steps or schedules. Is automatically called by sp_update_job.

[ @object_type= ] 'object_type'
The type of object for the specified job. object_type is varchar(64), with a default of NULL. object_type can be either JOB or SERVER. For more information about valid object_typevalues, see sp_add_category (Transact-SQL).

[ @object_name= ] 'object_name'
The name of the object. object_name is sysname, with a default of NULL. If object_type is JOB, object_nameis the job name. If object_typeis SERVER, object_nameis the server name.

[ @target_server= ] 'target_server'
The name of the target server. target_server is nvarchar(128), with a default of NULL.

[ @has_error= ] has_error
Is whether the job should acknowledge errors. has_error is tinyint, with a default of NULL, which indicates no errors should be acknowledged. 1 indicates that all errors should be acknowledged.

[ @status= ] status
The status for the job. status is tinyint, with a default value of NULL.

[ @date_posted= ] date_posted
The date and time for which all entries made on or after the specified date and time should be included in the result set. date_posted is datetime, with a default of NULL.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Column nameData typeDescription
instance_idintUnique integer identification number of the instruction.
source_servernvarchar(30)Computer name of the server the instruction came from. In Microsoft SQL Server version 7.0, this is always the computer name of the master (MSX) server.
operation_codenvarchar(4000)Operation code for the instruction.
object_namesysnameObject affected by the instruction.
object_iduniqueidentifierIdentification number of the object affected by the instruction (job_id for a job object, or 0x00 for a server object) or a data value specific to the operation_code.
target_servernvarchar(30)Target server that this instruction is to be downloaded by.
error_messagenvarchar(1024)Error message (if any) from the target server if it encountered a problem while processing this instruction.

Note: Any error message blocks all further downloads by the target server.
date_posteddatetimeDate the instruction was posted to the table.
date_downloadeddatetimeDate the instruction was downloaded by the target server.
statustinyintStatus of the job:

 0 = Not yet downloaded

 1 = Successfully downloaded.

Permissions to execute this procedure default to members of the sysadmin fixed server role.

The following example lists rows in the sysdownloadlist for the NightlyBackups job.

USE msdb ;

EXEC dbo.sp_help_downloadlist
    @job_name = N'NightlyBackups',
    @operation = N'UPDATE', 
    @object_type = N'JOB', 
    @object_name = N'NightlyBackups',
    @target_server = N'SEATTLE2', 
    @has_error = 1, 
    @status = NULL, 
    @date_posted = NULL ;

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