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Posted - 10/11/2012 :  10:43:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have an alert set for Severity 17 to page the on call. There are some error numbers for Severity 17 we do not want to page the on call. Is there a way to check the error number first before the Notify operators is triggereed? I see you can select the error number in the Alert dialog box but we really want all errors to page except a couple. Or is there an easier way to handle this scenario?

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Posted - 10/11/2012 :  10:57:19  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The only option using SQL Agent I can think of is to have the alert start a job and the job code checks the error and determines whether to forward it. I don't know if the job can access that error though.

This sounds like something that event notifications would be better suited for.
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