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SQL Server – Check SQL Agent Job History using T-SQL

To check SQL Server Agent Job History you can use the Log File Viewer from SQL Server Management Studio.

To Open Log File Viewer,

1. Expand Server Node > 2. Expand SQL Server Agent > 3. Expand Jobs > 4. Right click on the Job and 5. Select "View History" as shown in the screen shot below:



Alternatively, you can also use below T-SQL code to check Job History:

SELECT      [JobName]   = JOB.name,

            [Step]      = HIST.step_id,

            [StepName]  = HIST.step_name,

            [Message]   = HIST.message,

            [Status]    = CASE WHEN HIST.run_status = 0 THEN 'Failed'

            WHEN HIST.run_status = 1 THEN 'Succeeded'

            WHEN HIST.run_status = 2 THEN 'Retry'

            WHEN HIST.run_status = 3 THEN 'Canceled'


            [RunDate]   = HIST.run_date,

            [RunTime]   = HIST.run_time,

            [Duration]  = HIST.run_duration

FROM        sysjobs JOB

INNER JOIN  sysjobhistory HIST ON HIST.job_id = JOB.job_id

/* WHERE    JOB.name = 'Job1' */

ORDER BY    HIST.run_date, HIST.run_time


JobName  Step StepName      Message       Status     RunDate   RunTime   Duration

Job1     1    Step1         Executed a..  Succeeded  20120416  173935    10

Job1     0    (Job outcome) The job su..  Succeeded  20120416  173935    10

Job2     1    Step1         Executed a..  Succeeded  20120416  174037    10

Job2     0    (Job outcome) The job su..  Succeeded  20120416  174037    10


Check dbo.sysjobs and dbo.sysjobhistory on BOL for more information.

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