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sys.sp_cdc_add_job (Transact-SQL)

Creates a change data capture cleanup or capture job in the current database.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

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sys.sp_cdc_add_job [ @job_type = ] 'job_type'
    [ , [ @start_job = ] start_job ] 
    [ , [ @maxtrans = ] max_trans ] 
    [ , [ @maxscans = ] max_scans ] 
    [ , [ @continuous = ] continuous ] 
    [ , [ @pollinginterval = ] polling_interval ] 
    [ , [ @retention ] = retention ] 
    [ , [ @threshold ] = 'delete_threshold' ]

[ @job_type= ] 'job_type'

Type of job to add. job_type is nvarchar(20) and cannot be NULL. Valid inputs are 'capture' and 'cleanup'.

[ @start_job= ] start_job

Flag indicating whether the job should be started immediately after it is added. start_job is bit with a default of 1.

[ @maxtrans ] = max_trans

Maximum number of transactions to process in each scan cycle. max_trans is int with a default of 500. If specified, the value must be a positive integer.

max_trans is valid only for capture jobs.

[ @maxscans ] =max_scans

Maximum number of scan cycles to execute in order to extract all rows from the log. max_scans is int with a default of 10.

max_scan is valid only for capture jobs.

[ @continuous ] =continuous

Indicates whether the capture job is to run continuously (1), or run only once (0). continuous is bit with a default of 1.

When continuous = 1, the sp_cdc_scan job scans the log and processes up to (max_trans * max_scans) transactions. It then waits the number of seconds specified in polling_interval before beginning the next log scan.

When continuous = 0, the sp_cdc_scan job executes up to max_scans scans of the log, processing up to max_trans transaction during each scan, and then exits.

continuous is valid only for capture jobs.

[ @pollinginterval ] =polling_interval

Number of seconds between log scan cycles. polling_interval is bigint with a default of 5.

polling_interval is valid only for capture jobs when continuous is set to 1. If specified, the value cannot be negative and cannot exceed 24 hours. If a value of 0 is specified, there is no wait between log scans.

[ @retention ] =retention

Number of minutes that change data rows are to be retained in change tables. retention is bigint with a default of 4320 (72 hours). The maximum value is 52494800 (100 years). If specified, the value must be a positive integer.

retention is valid only for cleanup jobs.

[ @threshold = ] 'delete_threshold'

Maximum number of delete entries that can be deleted by using a single statement on cleanup. delete_threshold is bigint with a default of 5000.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

A cleanup job is created using the default values when the first table in the database is enabled for change data capture. A capture job is created using the default values when the first table in the database is enabled for change data capture and no transactional publications exist for the database. When a transactional publication exists, the transactional log reader is used to drive the capture mechanism, and a separate capture job is neither required nor allowed.

Because the cleanup and capture jobs are created by default, this stored procedure is necessary only when a job has been explicitly dropped and must be recreated.

The name of the job is cdc.<database_name>_cleanup or cdc.<database_name>_capture, where <database_name> is the name of the current database. If a job with the same name already exists, the name is appended with a period (.) followed by a unique identifier, for example: cdc.AdventureWorks_capture.A1ACBDED-13FC-428C-8302-10100EF74F52.

To view the current configuration of a cleanup or capture job, use sp_cdc_help_jobs. To change the configuration of a job, use sp_cdc_change_job.

Requires membership in the db_owner fixed database role.

A. Creating a capture job

The following example creates a capture job. This example assumes that the existing cleanup job was explicitly dropped and must be recreated. The job is created using the default values.

USE AdventureWorks2012;
GO
EXEC sys.sp_cdc_add_job @job_type = N'capture';
GO

B. Creating a cleanup job

The following example creates a cleanup job in the AdventureWorks2012 database. The parameter @start_job is set to 0 and @retention is set to 5760 minutes (96 hours). This example assumes that the existing cleanup job was explicitly dropped and must be recreated.

USE AdventureWorks2012;
GO
EXEC sys.sp_cdc_add_job
     @job_type = N'cleanup'
    ,@start_job = 0
    ,@retention = 5760;

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