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SQL Agent Job - PowerShell step giving escape token error

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 12, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server


I'm confused as to why I'm getting this error:

The job step contains tokens. For SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 or later, you must use the appropriate ESCAPE_xxx macro to update job steps containing tokens before the job can run.).  The step failed.

The job is a single Powershell script step like this:


Get-ChildItem -path "\\server\share-Logs\" -recurse -include *.log | Where-Object {($_.CreationTime -le $((Get-Date).AddDays(-35)))} | Remove-Item


This runs fine from the PS command-line but after testing this part is causing the error: $(Get-Date.AddDays(-35)) , in the Job step

This isn't TSQL or a token - so I don't understand why it doesn't just get put as-is into the PS command-line when the job runs.

Any help appreciated.


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