ActiveStartDate Property

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.

The ActiveStartDate property indicates the first effective date for a schedule.

.ActiveStartDate [=value]


An expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.


A long integer representing a date.


HRESULT GetActiveStartDate(LPLONG pRetVal);
HRESULT SetActiveStartDate(LONG NewValue);

Scheduled SQL Server Agent activities, such as jobs, can have start and end dates. A job is run at the points indicated in a schedule only between the start date and time and the end date and time. Alter the ActiveStartDate property to set the date at which the schedule becomes effective.


When SQL Distributed Management Objects (SQL-DMO) uses a scaled long integer to represent a date, the integer is built as a sum of the year scaled by 10000, the month scaled by 100, and the day. For example, the date April 19, 1998 is represented by the long integer value 19980419.