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Posted - 2007-09-25 : 11:26:19
When I try to create a scheduled job using a script I get the following error message. I am an SA. Not sure why this is happening. It happens when I script some jobs from another server by not others on the same server.

Server: Msg 515, Level 16, State 2, Procedure sp_add_job, Line 105
Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'owner_sid', table 'msdb.dbo.sysjobs'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.
The statement has been terminated.


Patron Saint of Lost Yaks

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Posted - 2007-09-25 : 11:35:07
The error message is very informative.

Why can't you insert NULL value in column owner_sid in table msdb.dbo.sysjobs?
Because the column do not accept NULL values...

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Master Smack Fu Yak Hacker

7266 Posts

Posted - 2007-09-25 : 23:29:05
You can copy job in dts.
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Starting Member

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Posted - 2010-03-03 : 15:28:21
I have seen this error also when I am moving jobs from one server to another one.
You have to make sure:

1. The original job owner exists in the target server
2. If you have a different user in the target server, replace the following,

@owner_login_name=N'old_owner' to @owner_login_name=N'new_owner'


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