How to maintain SQL Server Reporting Services job subscription in SQL Server Agent job history

SSRS subscription jobs under SQL Server AgentUsing SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

When I schedule an SSRS report in SQL Server Reporting Services - Report Manager, it creates a subscription in SSRS.
In Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio under SQL Server Agent a new Job is added with a cryptic job name.
Please see attached snapshot for example.

How do I clean up those SSRS subcription jobs under SQL Server Agent?
For example, what if I only wanted to maintain 30 days worth of job history?
What procedure do I follow?

Thank you.

ssrs1212014
ssrs1212014Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
That "cryptic job name" is called a GUID, or a uniqueidentifier.

To limit the job history:

Right-hand click on SQL Server Agent
Go to Properties
Go to History

There you can limit the maximum job history log size (in rows), the maximum rows per job, and remove agent history older than X days/weeks/months.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ssrs1212014Author Commented:
thank you Phillip.
0
Ryan McCauleyData and Analytics ManagerCommented:
Many of those SQL Agent jobs may be for expired subscriptions or no longer valid - we use the following query to determine if they can be safely removed:

   select c.Name as ReportName,
                  s.EventType,
                  s.Description as SubscriptionDescription,
                  s.LastStatus as LastSubscriptionStatus,
                  s.LastRunTime SubscriptionLastRunTime,
                  case
                     when recurrencetype = 1 then 'One Time'
                     when recurrencetype = 2 then 'Hourly'
                     when recurrencetype = 4 then 'Daily'
                     when recurrencetype = 5 then 'Monthly' 
                     when recurrencetype = 6 then 'Month Week' 
                     else 'Other'
                  end as RecurranceType,
                  s.DeliveryExtension,
                  u.UserName as SubscriptionSetUpBy,
                  s.ModifiedDate as SubscriptionLastModifiedDate
             from [ReportServer].[dbo].[Subscriptions] s
             join [ReportServer].[dbo].[Catalog] c
               on c.ItemID = s.Report_OID
             join [ReportServer].[dbo].[Users] u
               on u.UserID = s.OwnerID
             join [ReportServer].[dbo].[reportschedule] rs
               on c.itemid = rs.reportid 
              and s.subscriptionid = rs.subscriptionid
             join [ReportServer].[dbo].[schedule] sch
               on rs.scheduleid = sch.scheduleid
            where s.EventType <> 'RefreshCache'
              and s.LastRunTime < dateadd(m,-3,getdate())
         order by c.name

Open in new window


It will list any jobs that haven't been executed in the past three months, and you can likely remove any of those safely (though it includes Username, so you can contact them to ensure it's not necessary to keep).
1
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SQL Server

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.