Job Categories - Manage Job Categories

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Managed Instance


On Azure SQL Managed Instance, most, but not all SQL Server Agent features are currently supported. See Azure SQL Managed Instance T-SQL differences from SQL Server for details.

Use the Job Categories dialog box to add or delete job categories. Built-in job categories cannot be deleted.


The name of the job category.

Number of jobs in category
The number of jobs defined for this category.

View Jobs
Opens the Properties dialog box for the selected category, to list all jobs currently defined for that category.

Opens the New Job Category dialog box, to add a new job category

Removes the selected job category. Only enabled for user-defined job categories.

Queries the server for the current information.

To access the Job Categories dialog box

  1. In Object Explorer, expand SQL Server Agent, right-click Jobs, and then click Manage Job Categories.