Removes a job step from a job.
sp_delete_jobstep [ @job_id = ] job_id , | [ @job_name = ] 'job_name' ,
[ @step_id = ] step_id
[@job_id =] job_id
Is the identification number of the job from which the step will be removed. job_id is uniqueidentifier, with a default of NULL.
[@job_name =] 'job_name'
Is the name of the job from which the step will be removed. job_name is sysname, with a default of NULL.
Note Either job_id or job_name must be specified; both cannot be specified.
[@step_id =] step_id
Is the identification number of the step being removed. step_id is int, with no default.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
Removing a job step automatically updates the other job steps that reference the deleted step.
For more information about the steps associated with a particular job, run sp_help_jobstep.
Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager provides an easy, graphical way to manage jobs, and is the recommended way to create and manage the job infrastructure.
Execute permissions default to the public role.
This example removes job step 1 from the job Nightly Backups.
USE msdb EXEC sp_delete_jobstep @job_name = 'Nightly Backups', @step_id = 1