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sp_update_alert

SQL Server 2000

Updates the settings of an existing alert.

Syntax

sp_updatealert [@name =] 'name'
    [, [@new_name =] 'new_name']
    [, [@enabled =] enabled]
    [, [@message_id =] message_id]
    [, [@severity =] severity]
    [, [@delay_between_responses =] delay_between_responses]
    [, [@notification_message =] 'notification_message']
    [, [@include_event_description_in =] include_event_description_in]
    [, [@database_name =] 'database_name']
    [, [@event_description_keyword =] 'event_description_keyword']
    [, [@job_id =] job_id | [@job_name =] 'job_name']
    [, [@occurrence_count = ] occurrence_count]
    [, [@count_reset_date =] count_reset_date]
    [, [@count_reset_time =] count_reset_time]
    [, [@last_occurrence_date =] last_occurrence_date]
    [, [@last_occurrence_time =] last_occurrence_time]
    [, [@last_response_date =] last_response_date]
    [, [@last_response_time =] last_response _time]
    [, [@raise_snmp_trap =] raise_snmp_trap]
    [, [@performance_condition =] 'performance_condition']
    [, [@category_name =] 'category']

Arguments

[@name =] 'name'

Is the name of the alert that is to be updated. name is sysname, with no default.

[@new_name =] 'new_name'

Is a new name for the alert. The name must be unique. new_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.

[@enabled =] enabled

Specifies whether the alert is enabled (1) or not enabled (0). enabled is tinyint, with a default of NULL. An alert must be enabled to fire.

[@message_id =] message_id

Is a new message or error number for the alert definition. Typically, message_id corresponds to an error number in the sysmessages table. message_id is int, with a default of NULL. A message ID can be used only if the severity level setting for the alert is 0.

[@severity =] severity

Is a new severity level (from 1 through 25) for the alert definition. Any Microsoft® SQL Server™ message sent to the Windows NT® application log with the specified severity will activate the alert. severity is int, with a default of NULL. A severity level can be used only if the message ID setting for the alert is 0.

[@delay_between_responses =] delay_between_responses

Is the new waiting period, in seconds, between responses to the alert. delay_between_responses is int, with a default of NULL.

[@notification_message =] 'notification_message'

Is the revised text of an additional message sent to the operator as part of the e-mail, net send, or pager notification. notification_message is nvarchar(512), with a default of NULL.

[@include_event_description_in =] include_event_description_in

Is whether the description of the SQL Server error from the Windows NT application log should be included in the notification message. include_event_description_in is tinyint, with a default of NULL, and can be one or more of these values.

Value Description
0 None
1 E-mail
2 Pager
4 net send

[@database_name =] 'database_name'

Is the name of the database in which the error must occur for the alert to fire. database_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.

[@event_description_keyword =] 'event_description_keyword'

Is a sequence of characters that must be found in the description of the error in the error message log. Transact-SQL LIKE expression pattern-matching characters can be used. event_description_keyword is nvarchar(100), with a default of NULL. This parameter is useful for filtering object names (for example, %customer_table%).

[@job_id =] job_id

Is the job identification number. job_id is uniqueidentifier, with a default of NULL. If job_id is specified, job_name must be omitted.

[@job_name =] 'job_name'

Is the name of the job that executes in response to this alert. job_name is sysname, with a default of NULL. If job_name is specified, job_id must be omitted.

[@occurrence_count = ] occurrence_count

Resets the number of times the alert has occurred. occurrence_count is int, with a default of NULL, and can be set only to 0.

[@count_reset_date =] count_reset_date

Resets the date the occurrence count was last reset. count_reset_date is int, with a default of NULL.

[@count_reset_time =] count_reset_time

Resets the time the occurrence count was last reset. count_reset_time is int, with a default of NULL.

[@last_occurrence_date =] last_occurrence_date

Resets the date the alert last occurred. last_occurrence_date is int, with a default of NULL, and can be set only to 0.

[@last_occurrence_time =] last_occurrence_time

Resets the time the alert last occurred. last_occurrence_time is int, with a default of NULL, and can be set only to 0.

[@last_response_date =] last_response_date

Resets the date the alert was last responded to by the SQLServerAgent service. last_response_date is int, with a default of NULL, and can be set only to 0.

[@last_response_time =] last_response_time

Resets the time the alert was last responded to by the SQLServerAgent service. last_response_time is int, with a default of NULL, and can be set only to 0.

[@raise_snmp_trap =] raise_snmp_trap

Reserved.

[@performance_condition =] 'performance_condition'

Is a value expressed in the format 'item comparator value'. performance_condition is nvarchar(512), with a default of NULL, and consists of these elements.

Format element Description
Item A performance object, performance counter, or named instance of the counter
Comparator One of these operators: >, <, =
Value Numeric value of the counter

[@category_name =] 'category'

The name of the alert category. category is sysname with a default of NULL.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Remarks

sp_update_alert must be run from the msdb database.

Only sysmessages written to the Microsoft® Windows NT® application log can fire an alert.

sp_update_alert changes only those alert settings for which parameter values are supplied. If a parameter is omitted, the current setting is retained.

Permissions

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_update_alert.

Examples

This example changes the enabled setting of Test Alert to 0.

sp_updatealert @name = 'Test Alert', @enabled = 0

See Also

sp_add_alert

sp_help_alert

System Stored Procedures

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