SMO Sample: Create and Start a Job

Purpose of sample: Create simple job and start the job after creation.


Server svr = new Server(instance);
JobServer agent = svr.JobServer;

if (agent.Jobs.Contains("New Smo Job"))
"New Smo Job"].Drop();

Job j = new Job(agent, "New Smo Job");
JobStep js = new JobStep(j, "Step 1");
js.SubSystem =
js.Command =
"select 1";


Disclaimer: this sample doesn't handle exceptions and may not function as expected. Use at own risk. It is good practice to test an application before using it in production.

Comments (5)

  1. Xonnie Fay says:

    Thank you. You code was for me big simplify and it was propably only one I found. Once again thanks. I didn’t know how to get to earlier created job in SQL and run it.

  2. george says:

    ur blog was a lifesaver!!!was stuck with this problem for quite a while!!

  3. Muthu says:


    Your sample is so simple to understand.

    Can you please tell me how to start the jobs that are already created in sql server.

    And other thing is,

    The jobs is started already and it has failed in a particular step. In this situation how can I start the job from this particular step.

    Please help me in this scenerios.


  4. Egor says:

    Hi! Thanks for your script, but it’s not work for me with error

    Start failed for Job ‘New Smo Job’ because in the job instance has not contained any steps…

    And it’s work fine:

                   Server sqlServer = new Server(strServerName);

                   JobServer jobServer = sqlServer.JobServer;

                   if (jobServer.Jobs.Contains("New Smo Job"))


                       jobServer.Jobs["New Smo Job"].Drop();


                   Job j = new Job(jobServer, "New Smo Job");


                   JobStep js = new JobStep(j, "Step 1");

                   js.SubSystem = AgentSubSystem.TransactSql;

                   js.Command = "select 1";




  5. THaouet says:

    I used your code to create a job but I add a shedule to start it frequently like this:

    public void CreateJob_Sql_Periodique(string JName, string dbName, string dName, travail t, DateTime Date, TimeSpan Heure, FrequencyTypes F, int i)


               //création d’un job

               Job SQLJob = new Job(MonServeur.JobServer, JName);

               //pas besoin de connecter au serveur


               //définir les propriétés du job

               SQLJob.Description = "Chek And Back Up " + dbName;

               SQLJob.Category = "Database Maintenance";

               SQLJob.UserData = t;// le nom de la base de donnée et le dossier de sauvegarde

               //créer le job sur le serveur Sql Agent


               //définir les jobsteps du Job

               JobStep aJobStep = new JobStep(SQLJob, "Step 1: Backup the Database");

               //le type de la commande

               aJobStep.SubSystem = AgentSubSystem.TransactSql;

               //chaîne de caractère de la commande

               string sExt = "EXEC master.dbo.xp_sqlmaint ‘-S " + DataSource + " -U " + User + " -P " + Password + " -D " + dbName + " -CkDB -CkAl -CkCat -BkUpMedia DISK -BkUpDB " + dName + "  -BkExt BAK -DelBkUps 2weeks -BkUpOnlyIfClean -Rpt " + dName + @"" + "BackDB_Checks.txt’";

               aJobStep.Command = sExt;

               aJobStep.OnSuccessAction = StepCompletionAction.QuitWithSuccess;

               aJobStep.OnFailAction = StepCompletionAction.QuitWithFailure;

               //créer le Jobstep


               //création d’une planification

               JobSchedule SQLSchedule = new JobSchedule(SQLJob, "BackupA_" + dbName);

               SQLSchedule.FrequencyTypes = F;

               if (F == FrequencyTypes.Daily)


                   SQLSchedule.FrequencySubDayTypes = FrequencySubDayTypes.Hour;

                   SQLSchedule.FrequencySubDayInterval = 1;

                   SQLSchedule.FrequencyInterval = i;



                   if (F == FrequencyTypes.Weekly)


                       SQLSchedule.FrequencyInterval = 2;

                       SQLSchedule.FrequencyRecurrenceFactor = i;


               // pour hebdomadaire ou mensuel

               //SQLSchedule.FrequencyRecurrenceFactor = r;

               SQLSchedule.ActiveStartDate = Date;

               SQLSchedule.ActiveStartTimeOfDay = Heure;

               //  this schedule has no end time or end date

               SQLSchedule.ActiveEndDate = new DateTime(9999, 12, 30);

               SQLSchedule.ActiveEndTimeOfDay = new TimeSpan(23, 59, 0);



               //appliquer les modifications au serveur



               MessageBox.Show("Planification de sauvegarde crée avec succes");



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