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I have the below query results.  I need sql to run this query and then send out an email to all users who have been idle for over 90 minutes.

User             Idle Time
bsmith          45
jjones            95
blong             125

So, in the above example i would like an email sent out to jjones@company.com and blong@company.com.
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by:Steve Wales
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All nicely documented with screen shots / pictures here:
http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2008/08/23/sql-server-2008-configure-database-mail-send-email-from-sql-database/

You can use that basis to setup your query and send email when you have users breaking your idle time criteria
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Filter the results of the query  with the users with idle time over 90 minutes, and save them to a temp table
to do this add  to where clause

[Idle Time] > 90



Use Procedure sp_send_dbmail to send the mail for all the records in the temp table.
(Also described in the above link)

Also refer: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190307.aspx
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by:jnikodym
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sjwales, I ran through all the steps that you suggested.  I'm getting the error "Could not find stored procedure 'sp_send_dbmail'.
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never mind on that, i fixed the issue, it was just a typo on my part.  My next question is how do i get my query into a stored procedure that will send the email based on my criteria.
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I have the below code that will email me the results of my query in an attached text file.  What i would like is for each user to be emailed if their idle_minutes are over 90.
EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
    @profile_name = 'SQLMail',
    @recipients = 'jason@abc.com',
    @query = 'SELECT 

A.USERID, 
LOGINDAT + LOGINTIM LOGIN_DATE_TIME, 
DATEDIFF(mi, P.last_batch, GETDATE()) Idle_Minutes
FROM DYNAMICS..ACTIVITY A 
LEFT JOIN DYNAMICS..SY01400 U ON A.USERID = U.USERID 
LEFT JOIN DYNAMICS..SY01500 C ON A.CMPNYNAM = C.CMPNYNAM 
LEFT JOIN tempdb..DEX_SESSION S ON A.SQLSESID = S.session_id 
LEFT JOIN master..sysprocesses P ON S.sqlsvr_spid = P.spid AND ecid = 0 
LEFT JOIN master..sysdatabases D ON P.dbid = D.dbid
order by Idle_Minutes' ,
    @subject = 'Dynamics GP Idle Times',
    @attach_query_result_as_file = 1 ;

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by:Steve Wales
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I guess the big question is, do you have a way to tie a username to an email address ?
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yes, the userid in the query is the first part of the email address.  So, if userid is jsmith, the email address is jsmith@abc.com
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You'd want to build a concatenated list of the userid's / email addresses from your query.

So you could do something like this:

(I haven't tested  all of this.  I tested the string build bit but have plugged your query into here - if there are errors, I'm hoping that this is enough to get you started).

declare @emails varchar(max)
set @email = null

select @emails = coalesce(@emails + '; ','') + name + '@abc.com'
FROM DYNAMICS..ACTIVITY A 
LEFT JOIN DYNAMICS..SY01400 U ON A.USERID = U.USERID 
LEFT JOIN DYNAMICS..SY01500 C ON A.CMPNYNAM = C.CMPNYNAM 
LEFT JOIN tempdb..DEX_SESSION S ON A.SQLSESID = S.session_id 
LEFT JOIN master..sysprocesses P ON S.sqlsvr_spid = P.spid AND ecid = 0 
LEFT JOIN master..sysdatabases D ON P.dbid = D.dbid
order by Idle_Minutes

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
    @profile_name = 'SQLMail',
    @blind_copy_recipients = @emails,
    @query = 'SELECT 

A.USERID, 
LOGINDAT + LOGINTIM LOGIN_DATE_TIME, 
DATEDIFF(mi, P.last_batch, GETDATE()) Idle_Minutes
FROM DYNAMICS..ACTIVITY A 
LEFT JOIN DYNAMICS..SY01400 U ON A.USERID = U.USERID 
LEFT JOIN DYNAMICS..SY01500 C ON A.CMPNYNAM = C.CMPNYNAM 
LEFT JOIN tempdb..DEX_SESSION S ON A.SQLSESID = S.session_id 
LEFT JOIN master..sysprocesses P ON S.sqlsvr_spid = P.spid AND ecid = 0 
LEFT JOIN master..sysdatabases D ON P.dbid = D.dbid
order by Idle_Minutes' ,
    @subject = 'Dynamics GP Idle Times',
    @attach_query_result_as_file = 1 ;

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I will assume you don't necessarily want everyone on the email to see who else it was sent to, so:

From the documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190307.aspx

"[ @blind_copy_recipients= ] 'blind_copy_recipients'

    Is a semicolon-delimited list of e-mail addresses to blind carbon copy the message to. The blind copy recipients list is of type varchar(max). Although this parameter is optional, at least one of @recipients, @copy_recipients, or @blind_copy_recipients must be specified, or sp_send_dbmail returns an error."


You probably also want to filter on idle > 90 minutes in there somewhere too
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