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How can you force a script to pause until sp_start_job has finished?

Posted on 2004-08-11
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I have a page of scripts, the first of which is an sp_start_job which copies over the data for the rest of the scripts to run off.  Right now, the sp_start_job procedure ends after the other scripts have already run.  I checked BOL and found no variable for sp_start_job to force it to finish efore proceeding.  How can I accomplish this or is there a better work around.  Right now, all I'm going to be able to do is split the script up on different pages and use a javascript timer to create a pause, but that's not ideal for a number of reasons, obviously.
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by:BillAn1
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sysjobhistory has a run_status column. You can check this to see when the job has completed
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here's how you could use it :

while exists (
select 1
from msdb..sysjobhistory jh join msdb..sysjobs j
on jh.job_id = j.job_id and name = @myjob and runstatus = 4)
begin
     ' twiddle your thumbs.....
end
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by:fairoakian
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Should have placed this in the SQL Server section, but got a great answer anyway.  Thanks.
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