Create an Operator
This topic describes how to configure a user to receive notifications about Microsoft SQL Server Agent jobs in SQL Server 2017 by using SQL Server Management Studio or Transact-SQL.
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Before you begin:
To create an operator, using:
Before You Begin
Limitations and Restrictions
The Pager and net send options will be removed from SQL Server Agent in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using these features in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use these features.
Note that SQL Server Agent must be configured to use Database Mail to send e-mail and pager notifications to operators. For more information, see Assign Alerts to an Operator.
SQL Server Management Studio provides an easy, graphical way to manage jobs, and is the recommended way to create and manage the job infrastructure.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can create operators.
Using SQL Server Management Studio
To create an operator
In Object Explorer, click the plus sign to expand the server where you want to create a SQL Server Agent operator.
Click the plus sign to expand SQL Server Agent.
Right-click the Operators folder and select New Operator.
The following options are available on the General page of the New Operator dialog box:
Change the name of the operator.
Enable the operator. When not enabled, no notifications are sent to the operator.
Specifies the e-mail address for the operator.
Net send address
Specify the address to use for net send.
Pager e-mail name
Specifies the e-mail address to use for the operator's pager.
Pager on duty schedule
Sets the times at which the pager is active.
Monday - Sunday
Select the days that the pager is active.
Select the time of day after which SQL Server Agent sends messages to the pager.
Select the time of day after which SQL Server Agent no longer sends messages to the pager.
The following options are available on the Notifications page of the New Operator dialog box:
View the alerts in the instance.
View the jobs in the instance.
Lists the alerts in the instance.
Lists the jobs in the instance.
Notify this operator using e-mail.
Notify this operator by sending e-mail to the pager address.
Notify this operator using net send.
When finished creating the new operator, click OK.
To create an operator
In Object Explorer, connect to an instance of Database Engine.
On the Standard bar, click New Query.
Copy and paste the following example into the query window and click Execute.
-- sets up the operator information for user 'danwi.' -- The operator is enabled. -- SQL Server Agent sends notifications by pager -- from Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. USE msdb ; GO EXEC dbo.sp_add_operator @name = N'Dan Wilson', @enabled = 1, @email_address = N'danwi', @pager_address = N'5551290AW@pager.Adventure-Works.com', @weekday_pager_start_time = 080000, @weekday_pager_end_time = 170000, @pager_days = 62 ; GO
For more information, see sp_add_operator (Transact-SQL).