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The GUI Does not support editing the command you selected

kepr00kepr00 Posts: 43 Bronze 2
edited July 14, 2008 11:38AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions

I have an interesting problem editing a SQL Full Backup Job Created with the SQL Backup GUI.

Create a full backup job that includes all databases on a server.
Save the Job
Now edit the job and select the "Exclude these" option in the Databases to backup section.
Clear all selected databases so that no databases are excluded.
Save the Job by clicking next until the finish button is enabled.
Click finish.
Now try to open the job you just saved.
An error message comes up saying "The GUI Does not support editing the command you selected".

I cannot edit the job and have to delete it and recreate it to make any changes.

This happened in Sql Backup

Steve T


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    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for your post into the forum.

    This issue has been brought to our attention previously but thank you for doing so again.

    If you run into this problem again and do not wish to recreate your job you can do the following :

    Close the SQL Backup GUI.

    Edit the job step in SSMS or Enterprise Manager from the following :


    To :


    Open the SQL Backup GUI and you should now be able to edit your job.

    I hope this helps.
    Matthew Flatt
    Redgate Foundry
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