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I have a stored procedure in an Azure SQL Database that does not return a result and can take several hours to run. It takes one parameter, and I am running it through the query editor window in Management Studio on my local machine:

EXEC @return_value = dbo.ComputeBatchData @BatchId = 2

My problem: If I get disconnected, the procedure is cancelled.

The procedure does not need to run on a schedule or anything. I just want to run the procedure and not have to worry about disconnects.

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    Have you looked at Azure Automation yet? – vonPryz Jan 28 '17 at 11:18
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    "On an Azure server" - could you please be a bit more specific here? Answers may differ depending on whether you mean SQL Server on a Windows Azure VM (where you can use a job or service broker) or Azure SQL Database (where you can't). – Aaron Bertrand Jan 28 '17 at 12:14
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    @Nethawk please merge your 2 accounts. – ypercubeᵀᴹ Jan 28 '17 at 12:26
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    I mean an Azure Database where I can't use Service Broker functions. I found out that I couldn't use SB when I tried to implement this rusanu.com/2009/08/05/asynchronous-procedure-execution – NetHawk Jan 28 '17 at 15:06
  • you need to create a job and then schedule it – CR241 Aug 28 '18 at 23:13
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Azure Automation: Schedule the Execution of SQL Jobs in Azure with Automation Service

and make a small powershell script and schedule it in the azure dashboard.

  • I've been informed that Azure Scheduler will be removed after September 2019. They suggested using Logic Apps instead. – Michael Green Nov 9 '18 at 1:43

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