SQL job step to check status of another SQL job

I am wanting to create a SQL job step that will check to see if another SQL job is currently running.  If so, I want the SQL job that is checking the status to quit.  Not fail, just quit until next scheduled runtime.
OzarkSunshineAsked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
You can use a T-SQL step to do that.  But be sure to set the "On failure action:" in the job to "Quit the job reporting success".

DECLARE @job_name_to_check_if_running sysname
SET @job_name_to_check_if_running = '<your_job_name_here>'

IF EXISTS(
    SELECT 1
    FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobactivity ja
    WHERE
        ja.session_id = (SELECT MAX(session_id) FROM msdb.dbo.syssessions) AND
        ja.job_id = (SELECT TOP (1) j.job_id FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobs j WHERE j.name = @job_name_to_check_if_running) AND
    start_execution_date IS NOT NULL AND stop_execution_date IS NULL
)
BEGIN
    RAISERROR('Force this step to end now, which forces job to end also.', 19, 1)
END --IF

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OzarkSunshineAuthor Commented:
Aneesh, I did not ask the question you have link for.  Nor does it apply to what I was wanting to do but good reference for later.  Thanks!
Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Did you try my method?
OzarkSunshineAuthor Commented:
Yes, exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks!!
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