October 16, 2011

SQL Server: Schedule Jobs every Alternate Week




SQL Server agent is used to schedule a job that has to run periodically. If you are a DBA, one of your admin tasks is to schedule jobs. Suppose you are in a situation to run a set of codes every alternate Saturday, you can do it using the following steps:

Open SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Under SQL Server agent, create a new job named test. Click on Schedules and button called New.

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A new window will popup. Under frequency section, select weekly for "Occurs" option. Select 2 on "Recurs every" option. Under days option choose "Saturday". Click ok.

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Now the job will run every alternate Saturday on the time specified.


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Madhivanan,an MSc computer Science graduate from Chennai-India, works as a works as a Lead Subject Matter Expert at a company that simplifies BIG data. He started his career as a developer working with Visual Basic 6.0, SQL Server 2000 and Crystal Report 8. As years went by, he started working more on writing queries in SQL Server. He now has good level of knowledge in SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL as well. He is also one of the leading posters at www.sqlteam.com and a moderator at www.sql-server-performance.com. His T-sql blog is at http://beyondrelational.com/blogs/madhivanan

 
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