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August 9, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Hi again guys!!!

Now this time I would like to get the SQL Agent Job stepID from powershell. I only have the StepName and I would like to get information from the Job History as follow:

write-host "Name: $($job.JobSteps[$stepID].Name) RunDate: $($job.JobSteps[$stepID].LastRunDate) Status: $($job.JobSteps[$stepID].LastRunOutCome)"

Can I get this information using the stepname?

August 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm

It looks like $stepID contains the step ID, doesn't it?

August 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Well... I have to get it somehow!!
I have this working...
write-host "Name: $($job.JobSteps[1].Name) RunDate: $($job.JobSteps[1].LastRunDate) Status: $($job.JobSteps[1].LastRunOutCome)"

However, in my program, the user is entering the StepName only. I tried the following:
$stepID = $job.CurrentRunStep
write-host "StepID = $steID"

But it gives me the following:
StepID = 0 (unknown)

August 9, 2016 at 3:56 pm

You'd have to query that from SQL Server. Sorry, I thought you had $stepID. I'm not sure how you'd query that – it's really a SQL Server question, not PowerShell. Again, sorry.

August 16, 2016 at 2:06 pm

I found it!!
$JobStep = $Job.JobSteps[$StepName]
Write-Host "Name: $($JobStep.Name) RunDate: $($JobStep.LastRunDate) Status: $($JobStep.LastRunOutCome)"