Organize Jobs

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server yesAzure SQL Database (Managed Instance only) noAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse


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.

Job categories help you organize your jobs for easy filtering and grouping. For example, you can organize all your database backup jobs in the Database Maintenance category. You can also create your own job categories.


Multiserver categories exist only on a master server. There is only one default job category available on a master server: [Uncategorized (Multi-Server)]. When a multiserver job is downloaded, its category is changed to Jobs From MSX at the target server.

Description Topic
Describes how to create a job category. Create a Job Category
Describes how to delete a job category. Delete a Job Category
Describes how to assign a job to a job category. Assign a Job to a Job Category
Describes how to change the membership of a job category. Change the Membership of a Job Category
Describes how to list the category information. List Job Category Information