SQL Distributed Management Objects Part 2

Introduction

Note
I would suggest that you read the part 1 of this article before going through this one. The major details of the SQLDMO are discussed in the part 1 of this article. We have upgraded the component to be used with SQL server 7.0. The code in the previous article worked only with the version 6.5 of the SQL Server.

There is a difference in SQLOLE and SQLDMO, SQLOLE.DLL library comes with SQL Server 6.5 while SQLDMO.DLL library comes with SQL Server 7.0. You will have to include the correct reference to the library, In case of this article, add the reference to the SQLDMO.DLL reference.

More enhancements are made in the new component, the new component is capable of deleting the task automatically once the task has been accomplished. In the previous version, the task once created has to be removed manually by executing a method called as RemoveTask but there is no need for such method in the new component as it will delete the task upon successful completion. Furthermore, earlier the task was executed each time a specific date was reached but now the task will execute only once at a specific date the user will supply to the component. Also, we have demonstrated how to add two steps in the same job. In the previous article the job consisted of only one step but the new tasks created with the new component shall consist of more than one job step, that is, user can accomplish more than one job within the same task.

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S.S. Ahmed is a senior IT Professional and works for a web and software development firm. Ahmed is a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MVP. Ahmed specializes in creating database driven dynamic...

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