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running sql agent job step based on value returned by a query

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I am creating a sql agent job in MS SQL server 2008 R2.
First step runs a query to get validation status from the database. I want to run the second step only if validation_status = 1, or quit the job returning failure if validation_status <>1
One way of accomplishing this is to create a new job with the second step and use an if statement in step1 to run the second job.
Is there a better way where I can I accomplish this in the same job, to run the second step based on the outcome of query on first step?

Thank you for your help.
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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You can set the value of  "Process Exit code of a successful command " for the fist step, by default it is zero.
You may need to alter the step to return a different value in case it is not successful using a return statement.
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by:patd1
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Aneesh, thanks for answering. Can you please give me an example for how to set Process Exit Code. Google didnt help much.
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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Goto job properties -> double click on step1 of the your job, just under the "Run As " selection box, you can see Process Exit Code text box
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I used @raise_error and raised error if validation_status <> 1

This works for me.

Thank you for your help.
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setting @raise error worked.
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