SQL Agent job in Executing state even after failure

sam nick 286 Reputation points

Hi ,
I have a SQL agent job setup which is set to quit upon Job failure.


Now oddly, even when the job fails - I confirmed this from Integration Services Catalog > Job Name > All Reports ., the actual job from within the SQL agent stays in Executing state. This is preventing further re-runs of the schedule. I have restarted the server (VM) , and it resolves for that instant. But the issues comes back again during next failure.

Any recommendation on why this is happening and what is the resolution.

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  1. Monalv-MSFT 5,896 Reputation points

    Hi @sam nick ,

    Please set Retry attempts as 0 and Retry interval(minutes) as 0 in Job Step Properties if you want to quit upon Job failure.


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  2. sam nick 286 Reputation points

    I made the change as per your recommendation, but the Job still shows as Executing in the Job Monitor even though the Services Catalog shows a failure. I have to manually terminate the job from the Job monitor.

  3. Ame Hajimohammadi 0 Reputation points

    if job still running u can stop it with below script:
    please find Projectname and jobname from below table :

    jobname=select name from msdb.dbo.sysjobs
    projectname=select Project_name from SSISDB.catalog.executions

    IF   (SELECT  TOP 1  sja.stop_execution_date FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobactivity AS sja
    INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.sysjobs AS sj
    ON sja.job_id = sj.job_id
    WHERE name=@job_name
    order by session_id desc) IS NULL
    EXEC dbo.sp_stop_job @job_name ;
    if exists(   select * from SSISDB.catalog.executions where status = 2 and Project_name=@project_name)
    	EXEC SSISDB.catalog.stop_operation where (select TOP 1 execution_Id from SSISDB.catalog.executions where status = 2 and Project_name=@project_name)
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