Create a Schedule

 

You can create a schedule for SQL Server Agent jobs in SQL Server 2016 by using SQL Server Management Studio, Transact-SQL, or SQL Server Management Objects.

Security

For detailed information, see Implement SQL Server Agent Security.

To create a schedule

  1. In Object Explorer, connect to an instance of the SQL Server Database Engine, and then expand that instance.

  2. Expand SQL Server Agent, right-click Jobs, and select Manage Schedules.

  3. In the Manage Schedules dialog box, click New.

  4. In the Name box, type a name for the new schedule.

  5. If you do not want the schedule to take effect immediately after it has been created, clear the Enabled check box.

  6. For Schedule Type, select one of the following:

    • To start the job when the CPUs reach an idle condition, click Start whenever the CPUs become idle.

    • If you want a schedule to run repeatedly, click Recurring. To set the recurring schedule, complete the Frequency, Daily Frequency, and Duration groups on the dialog.

    • If you want the schedule to run only one time, click One time. To set the One time schedule, complete the One-time occurrence group on the dialog box.

To create a schedule

  1. In Object Explorer, connect to an instance of Database Engine.

  2. On the Standard bar, click New Query.

  3. Copy and paste the following example into the query window and click Execute.

    -- creates a schedule named RunOnce.   
    -- The schedule runs one time, at 23:30 on the day that the schedule is created.  
    USE msdb ;  
    GO  
    
    EXEC dbo.sp_add_schedule  
        @schedule_name = N'RunOnce',  
        @freq_type = 1,  
        @active_start_time = 233000 ;  
    
    GO  
    
    

For more information, see sp_add_schedule (Transact-SQL).

To create a schedule

Use the JobSchedule class by using a programming language that you choose, such as Visual Basic, Visual C#, or PowerShell. For more information, see SQL Server Management Objects (SMO).

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