Delete an Alert

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On Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, most, but not all SQL Server Agent features are currently supported. See Azure SQL Database Managed Instance T-SQL differences from SQL Server for details.

This topic describes how to delete Microsoft SQL Server Agent alerts in SQL Server 2017 by using SQL Server Management Studio or Transact-SQL.

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Before You Begin

Limitations and Restrictions

Removing an alert also removes any notifications associated with the alert.



By default, only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can delete alerts.

Using SQL Server Management Studio

To delete an alert

  1. In Object Explorer, click the plus sign to expand the server that contains the SQL Server Agent alert that you want to delete.

  2. Click the plus sign to expand SQL Server Agent.

  3. Click the plus sign to expand the Alerts folder.

  4. Right-click the alert you want to delete and select Delete.

  5. In the Delete Object dialog box, confirm that the correct alert is selected and click OK.

Using Transact-SQL

To delete an alert

  1. In Object Explorer, connect to an instance of Database Engine.

  2. On the Standard bar, click New Query.

  3. Copy and paste the following example into the query window and click Execute.

    -- deletes the SQL Server Agent alert called 'Test Alert.'  
    USE msdb ;  
    EXEC dbo.sp_delete_alert  
       @name = N'Test Alert' ;  

For more information, see sp_delete_alert (Transact-SQL).