SP_SEND_DBMAIL occasionally failing

Have SQL Agent jobs that have literally ran for years but are now occasionally failing with the error of: "Error formatting query, probably invalid parameters".

I've checked all permissions and the query itself and they all seem to be okay. The reason I say this is because if I continually try running the job, I'll get some times that it goes through fine and sends the email attachment and others to where it fails with the error above. It leads me to believe that there is some other process going on somewhere that causes this issue, but when the job runs it doesn't know about it, fails and then gives me that generic error.

I've tried putting in an xp_stopmail, xp_startmail at different spots in the stored proc, but no luck there.

Can you guys give me some things that would cause this intermittent failure?

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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Is there any chance you can modify your procedure to write all the parameters you are passing to sp_send_dbmail to a table before calling sp_send_dbmail?  (And if it's an automated process... put an update after the sp_send_dbmail to update a flag field to mark that line as having been successful.)  That way, when it does fail, you can confirm 100% that the parameters you think are there, really are there.

I'm going to guess that one of the parameters getting passed to the procedure isn't what it should be.

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