Hidden Patterns in SQL Agent Outputs

Solomon Rutzky has found patterns which cause SQL Agent step outputs not to write any details:

And that’s when it happened: I started getting a value back from QUOTENAME(ORIGINAL_DB_NAME()), and not just the square brackets with nothing between them. The name of a database was now between the square brackets. Why wasn’t that showing up before?

Solomon knows the how but not the why in this case.

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