sp_help_jobsteplog (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns metadata about a specific SQL Server Agent job step log. sp_help_jobsteplog does not return the actual log.

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Syntax


sp_help_jobsteplog { [ @job_id = ] 'job_id' | [ @job_name = ] 'job_name' }  
     [ , [ @step_id = ] step_id ]  
     [ , [ @step_name = ] 'step_name' ]  

Arguments

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

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

Note

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

[ @step_id =] step_id
The identification number of the step in the job. If not included, all steps in the job are included. step_id is int, with a default of NULL.

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

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

Column name Data type Description
job_id uniqueidentifier Unique identifier of the job.
job_name sysname Name of the job.
step_id int Identifier for the step within the job. For example, if the step is the first step in the job, its step_id is 1.
step_name sysname Name of the step in the job.
step_uid uniqueidentifier Unique identifier of the step (system generated) in the job.
date_created datetime Date that the step was created.
date_modified datetime Date that the step was last modified.
log_size float Size of the job step log in megabytes (MB).
log nvarchar(max) Job step log output.

Remarks

sp_help_jobsteplog is in the msdb database.

Permissions

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.

    Members of SQLAgentUserRole can only view job step log metadata for job steps that they own.

Examples

A. Returns job step log information for all steps in a specific job

The following example returns all the job step log information for the job named Weekly Sales Data Backup.

USE msdb ;  
GO  

EXEC dbo.sp_help_jobsteplog  
    @job_name = N'Weekly Sales Data Backup' ;  
GO  

B. Return job step log information about a specific job step

The following example returns job step log information about the first job step for the job named Weekly Sales Data Backup.

USE msdb ;  
GO  

EXEC dbo.sp_help_jobsteplog  
    @job_name = N'Weekly Sales Data Backup',  
    @step_id = 1 ;  
GO  

See Also

sp_add_jobstep (Transact-SQL)
sp_delete_jobstep (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_jobstep (Transact-SQL)
sp_delete_jobstep (Transact-SQL)
sp_delete_jobsteplog (Transact-SQL)
SQL Server Agent Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)