sp_update_notification (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions)

Updates the notification method of an alert notification.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


          [@alert_name =] 'alert' ,  
     [@operator_name =] 'operator' ,  
     [@notification_method =] notification  


[ @alert_name = ] 'alert' The name of the alert associated with this notification. alert is sysname, with no default.

[ @operator_name = ] 'operator' The operator who will be notified when the alert occurs. operator is sysname, with no default.

[ @notification_method = ] notification The method by which the operator is notified. notificationis tinyint, with no default, and can be one or more of these values.

Value Description
1 E-mail
2 Pager
4 net send
7 All methods

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_update_notification must be run from the msdb database.

You can update a notification for an operator who does not have the necessary address information using the specified notification_method. If a failure occurs when sending an e-mail message or pager notification, the failure is reported in the Microsoft SQL Server Agent error log.


To run this stored procedure, users must be granted the sysadmin fixed server role.


The following example modifies the notification method for notifications sent to Fran├žois Ajenstatfor the alert Test Alert.

USE msdb ;  
EXEC dbo.sp_update_notification  
   @alert_name = N'Test Alert',  
   @operator_name = N'Fran├žois Ajenstat',  
   @notification_method = 7;  

See Also

sp_add_notification (Transact-SQL)
sp_delete_notification (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_notification (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)