SQL is a powerful tool that allows users to manipulate and query data stored in relational databases. One common use case for SQL is running scheduled jobs that perform specific queries on a regular basis. However, it can be cumbersome to manually check the results of these jobs each time they run. To solve this problem, SQL provides a way to automatically email the results of a query to a specified email address. In this article, we will explore how to set up and execute such a job in SQL.
First, let’s take a look at the basic components
The query to be executed
The email address(es) to send the query results to
The subject and body of the email
The frequency of the job (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.)
The format of the query results (HTML, plain text, etc.)
Once you have these components, you can begin Job Function Email Database setting up the job. The specific steps will vary depending on the database management system (DBMS) you are using, but the general process is as follows:
Create a stored procedure that executes the query and Job Function Email Database sends the email. This stored procedure should take the email address(es), subject, body, frequency, and format as parameters.
Create a SQL Server Agent job that calls the stored procedure at the specified
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Let’s walk through an example of how to set up an SQL job that emails the results of a query:
- Create a stored procedure This stored procedure takes the email addresses, subject, body, query, and format as parameters. It uses the sp_executesql Business Lead system stored procedure to execute the query and store the results in a variable called @tableHTML. It then uses the sp_send_dbmail system stored procedure to send an email with the query results as an attachment.
- Create an SQL Server Agent job
Next, create an SQL Server Agent job that calls the stored procedure at the specified frequency. To do this, open SQL Server Management Studio and navigate to SQL Server Agent -> Jobs -> New Job. Give the job a name and select the frequency at which you want the