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How to: Create a Job with Steps and a Schedule in Visual Basic .NET

This section describes how to create a job with steps and a schedule.

The code example creates a job with steps and a schedule, and then informs an operator.

  1. Start Visual Studio 2005.

  2. From the File menu, select New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project Types pane, select Visual Basic. In the Templates pane, select Console Application.

  4. (Optional) In the Name box, type the name of the new application.

  5. Click OK to load the Visual Basic console application template.

  6. On the Project menu, select Add Reference item. The Add Reference dialog box appears. Select Browse and locate the SMO assemblies in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Assemblies folder. Select the following files:





  7. On the View menu, click Code.-Or-Select the Module1.vb window to display the code window.

  8. In the code, before any declarations, type the following Imports statements to qualify the types in the SMO namespace:

    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Agent
  9. Insert the code that follows this procedure into the main program.

  10. Run and build the application.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Define an Operator object variable by supplying the Agent (parent JobServer object) and the name in the constructor.
Dim op As [Operator]
op = New [Operator](srv.JobServer, "Test_Operator")
'Set the Net send address.
op.NetSendAddress = "Network1_PC"
'Create the operator on the instance of SQL Agent.
'Define a Job object variable by supplying the Agent and the name arguments in the constructor and setting properties.
Dim jb As Job
jb = New Job(srv.JobServer, "Test_Job")
'Specify which operator to inform and the completion action.
jb.OperatorToNetSend = "Test_Operator"
jb.NetSendLevel = CompletionAction.Always
'Create the job on the instance of SQL Agent. 
'Define a JobStep object variable by supplying the parent job and name arguments in the constructor.
Dim jbstp As JobStep
jbstp = New JobStep(jb, "Test_Job_Step")
jbstp.Command = "Test_StoredProc"
jbstp.OnSuccessAction = StepCompletionAction.QuitWithSuccess
jbstp.OnFailAction = StepCompletionAction.QuitWithFailure
'Create the job step on the instance of SQL Agent.
'Define a JobSchedule object variable by supplying the parent job and name arguments in the constructor. 
Dim jbsch As JobSchedule
jbsch = New JobSchedule(jb, "Test_Job_Schedule")
'Set properties to define the schedule frequency, and duration.
jbsch.FrequencyTypes = FrequencyTypes.Daily
jbsch.FrequencySubDayTypes = FrequencySubDayTypes.Minute
jbsch.FrequencySubDayInterval = 30
Dim ts1 As TimeSpan
ts1 = New TimeSpan(9, 0, 0)
jbsch.ActiveStartTimeOfDay = ts1
Dim ts2 As TimeSpan
ts2 = New TimeSpan(17, 0, 0)
jbsch.ActiveEndTimeOfDay = ts2
jbsch.FrequencyInterval = 1
Dim d As Date
d = New Date(2003, 1, 1)
jbsch.ActiveStartDate = d
'Create the job schedule on the instance of SQL Agent.