dbo.sysjobactivity (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions)

Records current SQL Server Agent job activity and status. This table is stored in the msdb database.

Column name Data type Description
session_id int ID of the session stored in the syssessions table in the msdb database.
job_id uniqueidentifier ID of the job.
run_requested_date datetime Date and time that the job was requested to run.
run_requested_source sysname(nvarchar(128)) Who requested the job to run.

1 = SOURCE_SCHEDULER

2 = SOURCE_ALERTER

3 = SOURCE_BOOT

4 = SOURCE_USER

6 = SOURCE_ON_IDLE_SCHEDULE
queued_date datetime Date and time this job was queued. If the job is run directly, this column is NULL.
start_execution_date datetime Date and time job has been scheduled to run.
last_executed_step_id int ID of the last job step that ran.
last_executed_step_

date
datetime Date and time that the last job step began to run.
stop_execution_date datetime Date and time that the job finished running.
job_history_id int Used to identify a row in the sysjobhistory table.
next_scheduled_run_date datetime Next date and time that the job is scheduled to run.

Example

This example will return the run-time status for all SQL Server Agent jobs. Execute the following Transact-SQL in SQL Server Management Studio.

SELECT sj.Name, 
	CASE
		WHEN sja.start_execution_date IS NULL THEN 'Not running'
		WHEN sja.start_execution_date IS NOT NULL AND sja.stop_execution_date IS NULL THEN 'Running'
		WHEN sja.start_execution_date IS NOT NULL AND sja.stop_execution_date IS NOT NULL THEN 'Not running'
	END AS 'RunStatus'
FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobs sj
JOIN msdb.dbo.sysjobactivity sja
ON sj.job_id = sja.job_id
WHERE session_id = (
	SELECT MAX(session_id) FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobactivity); 

See Also

dbo.sysjobhistory (Transact-SQL)