Saturday, 10 February 2007

Executing a job on a sql 2005 server in c#

I thought this would be easier than it was so here is a little post on how to do it!

I was trying to execute a job hosted on sql 2005, and find the result of it. This originally sprung out of trying to execute a SSIS Packaged on a sql server rather than a web server.

Unless I have seriously missed some thing the only way to do this is to add the ssis package as a job in sql, then execute it in code.

Firstly add the following references to your project:

I also added the following using statements:

using System.Data.SqlTypes;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Agent;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

Now to the code:

using (SqlConnection oConnection = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["MyConnectionString"].ConnectionString))
ServerConnection serverConnection = new ServerConnection(oConnection);
Server oSqlServer = new Server(serverConnection);
JobServer oAgent = oSqlServer.JobServer;
Job oJob = oAgent.Jobs[ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["JobName"]];
JobHistoryFilter oFilter = new JobHistoryFilter();
oFilter.JobName = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["JobName"];
DateTime oLastRunDate = oLastRunDate = oJob.LastRunDate;
while (oLastRunDate == oJob.LastRunDat)
OutComeLabel.Text = oJob.LastRunOutcome.ToString();
This does not include a time out period, so be sure to add one in - and there is no error handling to try and keep the code as short as possible!


Javier said...

I used your code and recieve a error:

SQL Agent is not supported on this edition of SQL Server

I use MSQL Express 2005

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, that was very helpfull, its exactly what i was looking for...

Anonymous said...

int timeout = 3600;

//creation d'une connexion au serveur
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ServerConnection con = new Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ServerConnection(serv_instance, login, pass);

//creation de l'objet serveur
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server egbi2k5 = new Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server(con);

//execute le job si il existe.
if (egbi2k5.JobServer.Jobs.Contains(jobname))

DateTime oLastRunDate = egbi2k5.JobServer.Jobs[jobname].LastRunDate;


int nb_sec = 0;
while (oLastRunDate == egbi2k5.JobServer.Jobs[jobname].LastRunDate)

if (nb_sec < timeout)
Console.WriteLine("time out: le process est trop lent");
//envoi d'email



that was perfect I was seeking the way to know when the job was finished and this is done in a lovely way!

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Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for. So, I should thank you for posting, and google for finding.

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