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  1. #1
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    Mar 2004
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    Unanswered: Using the default database

    Hello,
    I am wondering if there is a way to use the default database in a SQL Server job?

    I executed the sp_defaultdb to set the default database to what I want, no problem.

    But in my job, I have to specify the database to use in the drop down menu or set it using the USE command. I currently set it using the USE command but I am wondering, is there a way to USE the default database automatically?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    You can set the default database to SQLAgent account, which means that that account has to be a domain or local computer account, not local system account.
    "The data in a record depends on the Key to the record, the Whole Key, and
    nothing but the Key, so help me Codd."

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