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View the Job History

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

This topic describes how to view the Microsoft SQL Server Agent job history log 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.

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To view the job history log

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

  2. Expand SQL Server Agent, and then expand Jobs.

  3. Right-click a job, and then click View History.

  4. In the Log File Viewer, view the job history.

  5. To update the job history, click Refresh. To view fewer rows, click the Filter button and enter filter parameters.

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To view the job history log

  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.

    -- lists all job information for the NightlyBackups job.
    USE msdb ;
    GO
    
    EXEC dbo.sp_help_jobhistory 
        @job_name = N'NightlyBackups' ;
    GO
    

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

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To view the job history log

Call the EnumHistory method of the Job 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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