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CategoryBase Class

The CategoryBase class is a base class that is used in the construction of the JobCategory class, the OperatorCategory class, and the AlertCategory class. It contains functionality that is common to all three category classes.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Agent
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public class CategoryBase : AgentObjectBase, ICreatable, IDroppable, IRenamable, 
	IScriptable
public class CategoryBase extends AgentObjectBase implements ICreatable, IDroppable, 
	IRenamable, IScriptable
public class CategoryBase extends AgentObjectBase implements ICreatable, IDroppable, 
	IRenamable, IScriptable

SQL Server Agent categories are optional attributes that are used to group alerts, jobs, and operators.

With the JobCategory, OperatorCategory, and AlertCategory objects, you can:

  • Create groupings for alerts, jobs, and operators.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework.


Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

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