Skip to content

How to Find SQL Agent Tasks and Schedules

zen-health

The below script is a convenient way to check on your SQL Server Agent tasks, frequency in which they run, last successful completion as well as the task run times to help identify whether these tasks might correlate with other performance issues being experienced in the environment.

USE msdb
Go
SELECT dbo.sysjobs.Name AS 'Job Name',
'Job Enabled' = CASE dbo.sysjobs.Enabled
WHEN 1 THEN 'Yes'
WHEN 0 THEN 'No'
END,
'Frequency' = CASE dbo.sysschedules.freq_type
WHEN 1 THEN 'Once'
WHEN 4 THEN 'Daily'
WHEN 8 THEN 'Weekly'
WHEN 16 THEN 'Monthly'
WHEN 32 THEN 'Monthly relative'
WHEN 64 THEN 'When SQLServer Agent starts'
END,
'Start Date' = CASE active_start_date
WHEN 0 THEN null
ELSE
substring(convert(varchar(15),active_start_date),1,4) + '/' +
substring(convert(varchar(15),active_start_date),5,2) + '/' +
substring(convert(varchar(15),active_start_date),7,2)
END,
'Start Time' = CASE len(active_start_time)
WHEN 1 THEN cast('00:00:0' + right(active_start_time,2) as char(8))
WHEN 2 THEN cast('00:00:' + right(active_start_time,2) as char(8))
WHEN 3 THEN cast('00:0'
+ Left(right(active_start_time,3),1) 
+':' + right(active_start_time,2) as char (8))
WHEN 4 THEN cast('00:'
+ Left(right(active_start_time,4),2) 
+':' + right(active_start_time,2) as char (8))
WHEN 5 THEN cast('0'
+ Left(right(active_start_time,5),1)
+':' + Left(right(active_start_time,4),2) 
+':' + right(active_start_time,2) as char (8))
WHEN 6 THEN cast(Left(right(active_start_time,6),2)
+':' + Left(right(active_start_time,4),2) 
+':' + right(active_start_time,2) as char (8))
END,
--      active_start_time as 'Start Time',
CASE len(run_duration)
WHEN 1 THEN cast('00:00:0'
+ cast(run_duration as char) as char (8))
WHEN 2 THEN cast('00:00:'
+ cast(run_duration as char) as char (8))
WHEN 3 THEN cast('00:0'
+ Left(right(run_duration,3),1) 
+':' + right(run_duration,2) as char (8))
WHEN 4 THEN cast('00:'
+ Left(right(run_duration,4),2) 
+':' + right(run_duration,2) as char (8))
WHEN 5 THEN cast('0'
+ Left(right(run_duration,5),1)
+':' + Left(right(run_duration,4),2) 
+':' + right(run_duration,2) as char (8))
WHEN 6 THEN cast(Left(right(run_duration,6),2)
+':' + Left(right(run_duration,4),2) 
+':' + right(run_duration,2) as char (8))
END as 'Max Duration',
CASE(dbo.sysschedules.freq_subday_interval)
WHEN 0 THEN 'Once'
ELSE cast('Every '
+ right(dbo.sysschedules.freq_subday_interval,2)
+ ' '
+     CASE(dbo.sysschedules.freq_subday_type)
WHEN 1 THEN 'Once'
WHEN 4 THEN 'Minutes'
WHEN 8 THEN 'Hours'
END as char(16))
END as 'Subday Frequency'
FROM dbo.sysjobs
LEFT OUTER JOIN dbo.sysjobschedules
ON dbo.sysjobs.job_id = dbo.sysjobschedules.job_id
INNER JOIN dbo.sysschedules ON dbo.sysjobschedules.schedule_id = dbo.sysschedules.schedule_id
LEFT OUTER JOIN (SELECT job_id, max(run_duration) AS run_duration
FROM dbo.sysjobhistory
GROUP BY job_id) Q1
ON dbo.sysjobs.job_id = Q1.job_id
WHERE Next_run_time = 0
UNION
SELECT dbo.sysjobs.Name AS 'Job Name',
'Job Enabled' = CASE dbo.sysjobs.Enabled
WHEN 1 THEN 'Yes'
WHEN 0 THEN 'No'
END,
'Frequency' = CASE dbo.sysschedules.freq_type
WHEN 1 THEN 'Once'
WHEN 4 THEN 'Daily'
WHEN 8 THEN 'Weekly'
WHEN 16 THEN 'Monthly'
WHEN 32 THEN 'Monthly relative'
WHEN 64 THEN 'When SQLServer Agent starts'
END,
'Start Date' = CASE next_run_date
WHEN 0 THEN null
ELSE
substring(convert(varchar(15),next_run_date),1,4) + '/' +
substring(convert(varchar(15),next_run_date),5,2) + '/' +
substring(convert(varchar(15),next_run_date),7,2)
END,
'Start Time' = CASE len(next_run_time)
WHEN 1 THEN cast('00:00:0' + right(next_run_time,2) as char(8))
WHEN 2 THEN cast('00:00:' + right(next_run_time,2) as char(8))
WHEN 3 THEN cast('00:0'
+ Left(right(next_run_time,3),1) 
+':' + right(next_run_time,2) as char (8))
WHEN 4 THEN cast('00:'
+ Left(right(next_run_time,4),2) 
+':' + right(next_run_time,2) as char (8))
WHEN 5 THEN cast('0' + Left(right(next_run_time,5),1)
+':' + Left(right(next_run_time,4),2) 
+':' + right(next_run_time,2) as char (8))
WHEN 6 THEN cast(Left(right(next_run_time,6),2)
+':' + Left(right(next_run_time,4),2) 
+':' + right(next_run_time,2) as char (8))
END,
--      next_run_time as 'Start Time',
CASE len(run_duration)
WHEN 1 THEN cast('00:00:0'
+ cast(run_duration as char) as char (8))
WHEN 2 THEN cast('00:00:'
+ cast(run_duration as char) as char (8))
WHEN 3 THEN cast('00:0'
+ Left(right(run_duration,3),1) 
+':' + right(run_duration,2) as char (8))
WHEN 4 THEN cast('00:'
+ Left(right(run_duration,4),2) 
+':' + right(run_duration,2) as char (8))
WHEN 5 THEN cast('0'
+ Left(right(run_duration,5),1)
+':' + Left(right(run_duration,4),2) 
+':' + right(run_duration,2) as char (8))
WHEN 6 THEN cast(Left(right(run_duration,6),2)
+':' + Left(right(run_duration,4),2) 
+':' + right(run_duration,2) as char (8))
END as 'Max Duration',
CASE(dbo.sysschedules.freq_subday_interval)
WHEN 0 THEN 'Once'
ELSE cast('Every '
+ right(dbo.sysschedules.freq_subday_interval,2)
+ ' '
+     CASE(dbo.sysschedules.freq_subday_type)
WHEN 1 THEN 'Once'
WHEN 4 THEN 'Minutes'
WHEN 8 THEN 'Hours'
END as char(16))
END as 'Subday Frequency'
FROM dbo.sysjobs
LEFT OUTER JOIN dbo.sysjobschedules ON dbo.sysjobs.job_id = dbo.sysjobschedules.job_id
INNER JOIN dbo.sysschedules ON dbo.sysjobschedules.schedule_id = dbo.sysschedules.schedule_id
LEFT OUTER JOIN (SELECT job_id, max(run_duration) AS run_duration
FROM dbo.sysjobhistory
GROUP BY job_id) Q1
ON dbo.sysjobs.job_id = Q1.job_id
WHERE Next_run_time <> 0
ORDER BY [Start Date],[Start Time]

SHARE THIS POST: