Specify Job Responses

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 responses specify actions that the SQL Server Agent service will take after a job completes. Job responses ensure that database administrators know when jobs complete and how frequently they run. Typical job responses include:

  • Notifying the operator by using e-mail, electronic paging, or a net send message.

    Use one of these job responses if the operator must perform a follow-up action. For example, if a backup job completes successfully, the operator must be notified to remove the backup tape and store it in a safe location.

  • Writing an event message to the Windows application log.

    You can use this response only for failed jobs.

  • Automatically deleting the job.

    Use this job response if you are certain that you do not need to rerun this job.

Description Topic
Describes how to notify an operator of job status. Notify an Operator of Job Status
Describes how to write job status to the Windows application log. Write the Job Status to the Windows Application Log

See Also

Monitor and Respond to Events