OperatorCategory Class

The OperatorCategory class contains attributes that allow operators to be categorized.

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

public sealed class OperatorCategory : CategoryBase
public final class OperatorCategory extends CategoryBase
public final class OperatorCategory extends CategoryBase

SQL Server Agent categories provide optional attributes that are used to distinguish groups of operators.

With the OperatorCategory object, you can:

  • Create groupings for operators.

The category name must be unique.

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

To get OperatorCategory object properties, users must be a member of the SQLAgentUserRole database role on the MSDB database, or be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.

To set OperatorCategory object properties, users must be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.

To create or drop an operator category, users must be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role.


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.

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