UNDERCOVER TOOLBOX: Sp_RunningJobs – See all currently running SQL Agent Jobs

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Update: 07/08/2017 – Identified and fixed a bug with the Elapsed Days not showing accurately.

Update: 31/7/2017 – We have improved the Stored Procedure, the revised version now includes Days elapsed  in addition to Hours, Minutes and Seconds.

There are quite a few Running agent job scripts out there , most of the ones I have seen tend to do some sort of comparison against historical run times Thomas LaRock has a great Running jobs script that does exactly that! and it was this post that inspired me to improve our existing running jobs Procedure.

For our Procedure we wanted to show currently running jobs regardless of run time or run time vs historical run time, we also wanted to be able to see if the job was started by the Agent itself or a User, and to see which step the job is currently running on including that steps Elapsed time and last but not least the Total job elapsed time.

Now I will be the first to admit , this is not the prettiest code I have ever produced but getting some of this information out is quite tricky 🙂

This Procedure is a great alternative to the SQL Agent Activity Monitor, it doesn’t have all the information that the Monitor has but it probably has everything that you need to see at a glance – and whats more being that it is a Stored Procedure you could run this across multiple servers via registered servers for example and get results within seconds.

So enough waffle from me – lets show you the code and explain the results:

USE [master];
GO

SET ANSI_NULLS ON;
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON;
GO

/*
Author - Adrian Buckman
Revision: 07/08/2017
Description: Show all currently running agent jobs including:
Started by
Date and time the job started
Date and time the current job step started
Total job duration
Current step duration
Currently running step

*/

CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[sp_RunningJobs]
AS
BEGIN
DECLARE @CurrentDatetime DATETIME= GETDATE();
IF OBJECT_ID('TempDB..#CurrentlyRunningJobs') IS NOT NULL
DROP TABLE #CurrentlyRunningJobs;
CREATE TABLE #CurrentlyRunningJobs
(job_id UNIQUEIDENTIFIER NOT NULL,
last_run_date INT NOT NULL,
last_run_time INT NOT NULL,
next_run_date INT NOT NULL,
next_run_time INT NOT NULL,
next_run_schedule_id INT NOT NULL,
requested_to_run INT NOT NULL,
request_source INT NOT NULL,
request_source_id SYSNAME NULL,
running INT NOT NULL,
current_step INT NOT NULL,
current_retry_attempt INT NOT NULL,
job_state INT NOT NULL
);
INSERT INTO #CurrentlyRunningJobs
EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_sqlagent_enum_jobs 1,'';
SELECT Jobs.Name AS JobName,
CASE
WHEN run_requested_source = 4
THEN 'User '+ISNULL('('+StartedUser+')', '')
ELSE 'Agent'
END AS StartedBy,
CONVERT(VARCHAR(20), start_execution_date, 113) AS DateTimeJobStarted,
CONVERT(VARCHAR(20), DATEADD(SECOND, DATEDIFF(SECOND, DATEADD(SECOND, -ISNULL(PreviousStepDurationInSecs, DATEDIFF(SECOND, start_execution_date, ISNULL(last_executed_step_date, start_execution_date))), @CurrentDatetime - start_execution_date), CAST('1900-01-01 00:00:00.000' AS DATETIME)), @CurrentDatetime), 113) AS DateTimeStepStarted,
CASE
WHEN DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, @CurrentDatetime) >= 86400
THEN CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, @CurrentDatetime) / 86400 AS VARCHAR(7))+' Days '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, @CurrentDatetime) % 86400 / 3600 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Hours '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, @CurrentDatetime) % 3600 / 60 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Minutes '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, @CurrentDatetime) % 60 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Seconds '
ELSE RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, @CurrentDatetime) / 3600 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Hours '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, @CurrentDatetime) % 3600 / 60 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Minutes '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, @CurrentDatetime) % 60 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Seconds '
END AS TotalJobDuration,
CASE
WHEN DATEDIFF(Second, '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000', DATEADD(SECOND, -ISNULL(PreviousStepDurationInSecs, DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, ISNULL(last_executed_step_date, start_execution_date))), (CAST(@CurrentDatetime - start_execution_date AS DATETIME)))) >= 86400
THEN CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000', DATEADD(SECOND, -ISNULL(PreviousStepDurationInSecs, DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, ISNULL(last_executed_step_date, start_execution_date))), (CAST(@CurrentDatetime - start_execution_date AS DATETIME))))/86400 AS VARCHAR(7))+' Days '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000', DATEADD(SECOND, -ISNULL(PreviousStepDurationInSecs, DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, ISNULL(last_executed_step_date, start_execution_date))), (CAST(@CurrentDatetime - start_execution_date AS DATETIME))))%86400/3600 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Hours '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000', DATEADD(SECOND, -ISNULL(PreviousStepDurationInSecs, DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, ISNULL(last_executed_step_date, start_execution_date))), (CAST(@CurrentDatetime - start_execution_date AS DATETIME))))%3600/60 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Minutes '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000', DATEADD(SECOND, -ISNULL(PreviousStepDurationInSecs, DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, ISNULL(last_executed_step_date, start_execution_date))), (CAST(@CurrentDatetime - start_execution_date AS DATETIME))))%60 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Seconds '
ELSE RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000', DATEADD(SECOND, -ISNULL(PreviousStepDurationInSecs, DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, ISNULL(last_executed_step_date, start_execution_date))), (CAST(@CurrentDatetime - start_execution_date AS DATETIME))))/3600 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Hours '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000', DATEADD(SECOND, -ISNULL(PreviousStepDurationInSecs, DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, ISNULL(last_executed_step_date, start_execution_date))), (CAST(@CurrentDatetime - start_execution_date AS DATETIME))))%3600/60 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Minutes '+RIGHT('0'+CAST(DATEDIFF(Second, '1900-01-01 00:00:00.000', DATEADD(SECOND, -ISNULL(PreviousStepDurationInSecs, DATEDIFF(Second, start_execution_date, ISNULL(last_executed_step_date, start_execution_date))), (CAST(@CurrentDatetime - start_execution_date AS DATETIME))))%60 AS VARCHAR(2)), 2)+' Seconds '
END AS TotalStepDuration,
CASE
WHEN Start_Execution_Date IS NOT NULL
AND Last_Executed_Step_ID IS NULL
AND Last_Executed_Step_date IS NULL
AND Stop_Execution_Date IS NULL
THEN 'Job Started at step '+CAST(RunningJobs.Current_step AS VARCHAR(3))+' but not completed'
WHEN Start_Execution_Date IS NOT NULL
AND Last_Executed_Step_ID IS NOT NULL
AND Last_Executed_Step_date IS NOT NULL
AND Stop_Execution_Date IS NULL
THEN 'Job Running on step '+CAST(RunningJobs.Current_step AS VARCHAR(2))
ELSE 'Finished'
END AS JobState
FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobs Jobs
INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.syscategories Categories ON Jobs.category_id = Categories.category_id
INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.sysjobactivity Activity ON Jobs.job_id = Activity.job_id
INNER JOIN
(
SELECT Job_id,
Current_step,
CASE
WHEN Request_Source = 4
THEN Request_Source_ID
END AS StartedUser
FROM #CurrentlyRunningJobs RunningJobs
WHERE running = 1
) RunningJobs ON RunningJobs.job_id = Jobs.job_id
CROSS APPLY
(
SELECT SUM(DATEPART(SECOND, Duration) + DATEPART(MINUTE, Duration) * 60 + DATEPART(HOUR, Duration) * 3600) AS PreviousStepDurationInSecs
FROM
(
SELECT CAST(STUFF(STUFF(SUBSTRING(CAST(1000000+JobHistory.run_duration AS NCHAR(7)), 2, 6), 5, 0, ':'), 3, 0, ':') AS TIME) AS Duration
FROM msdb..sysjobhistory JobHistory
WHERE job_id = Jobs.job_id
AND instance_ID >
(
SELECT TOP 1 instance_ID AS [LastJobCompletion]
FROM msdb..sysjobhistory JobHistory
WHERE job_id = Jobs.job_id
AND step_id = 0
ORDER BY instance_id DESC
)
) Runtimes
) Runtimes
WHERE start_execution_date IS NOT NULL
AND stop_execution_date IS NULL
AND session_id =
(
SELECT MAX(session_id)
FROM msdb.dbo.syssessions
)
AND Categories.name NOT LIKE 'REPL%' --Ignore any Replication jobs
ORDER BY TotalJobDuration DESC;
END;

Results example:

 

2017-07-31 21_02_01-SQLQuery10.sql - LAPTOP-ADRIANB_SQLDEV2.master (ADASTRA_buckmana (54))_ - Micros

Jobname – Name of the currently running job

StartedBy – Agent or User – this includes the User login if available

DateTimeJobStarted – Date and time that the Job was started

DateTimeStepStarted – Date and time that the current job step started

TotalJobDuration – Total elapsed duration for the job

CurrentStepDuration – Total elapsed duration for the current job step

JobState – Shows information about the current step, this will show one of two states:

  • Job Started at Step X
  • Job Running on Step X but not completed

 

Thanks for reading.

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