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Schedules


Shared schedules are multipurpose items that contain ready-to-use schedule information. You can create a shared schedule once, and then reference it in a subscription or property page when you need to specify schedule information.

 

Before using SQL Server schedules, make sure that the SQL Server Agent service is running.

 

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Creating Schedules

 

To create a new schedule:

  • right-click the Schedules node (within the Server Objects branch) or any object within this node in the DB Explorer tree and select the New Schedule item from the context menu;
  • define schedule properties using the appropriate tabs of Schedule Editor.

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Hint: To create a new schedule, you can also select the Services | SQL Server Agent | Shared Schedules main menu item to open the Schedules manager and select the Add Schedule item from the context menu or on the Navigation bar.

 

To create a new schedule with the same properties as one of existing schedules has:

Alternatively, you can right-click a schedule in the DB Explorer tree and select the Duplicate Schedule <schedule_name>... context menu item.

 

Duplicate Object Wizard allows you to select the server to create a new schedule and to edit the result SQL statement for creating the schedule.

 

 

Editing Schedules

 

To edit an existing schedule:

  • select the schedule for editing in the DB Explorer tree (type the first letters of the schedule name for quick search);
  • right-click the object and select the Edit Schedule <schedule_name> context menu item, or simply double-click the schedule;
  • edit schedule properties using the appropriate tabs of Schedule Editor.

To change the name of a schedule:

  • select the schedule to rename in the DB Explorer tree;
  • right-click the schedule alias and select the Rename Schedule <schedule_name>... item from the context menu;
  • edit the schedule name using the Rename Object... dialog.

 

Dropping Schedules

 

To drop a schedule:

  • select the schedule to drop in the DB Explorer tree;
  • right-click the object and select the Drop Schedule <schedule_name>... context menu item;
  • confirm dropping in the dialog window.

 

Note: If more convenient, you can also use the following shortcuts:

Ctrl+N to create a new schedule;

Ctrl+O to edit the selected schedule;

Ctrl+R to rename the schedule;

Shift+Del to drop the object.

 

 

To create, edit and drop schedules, you can also use the context menu and the Navigation bar of Shared schedules manager.

 

 


See also:

Schedule Editor