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SQL Profiler - need to capture SQL behind "sp_execute" items

SDyer asked
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I am running SQL Profiler looking for queries taking longer than 1 second.  The Trace file contains many items of the form:

Event Class: RPC Completed
Text Data: exec sp_execute ####

where "####" is a number that seems to increas as the trace runs - the numbers are two digits at the beginning, and into the thousands at the end.

How do I find out what the SQL was that was executed?  

I tried capturing "prepare" events, but those are cryptic as well - they tell me that something was prepared, but not what that something was.
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Also - there are no "sp_prepare" statements at all in the trace file.  I've read in other forums that there should be an sp_prepare with the same id number as the sp_execute, but my trace files don't show them.

what version of ms sql are you using?

I usually use the SQL:BatchCompleted and SQL:BatchStarting events in the TSQL section.


SQL Server 2000.

You'd probably also want to look at SQL:StmtCompleted and SQL:StmtStarting under the TSQL events and SP:StmtCompleted and SP:StmtStarting under the Stored Procedures events.  Let us know if that helps.


I just added those events, cdaly33, and what I'm seeing are many many SQL:StmtStarting items in the profiler.  None of the other events are showing up.  Also, I've set a filter so that I see only items over 1000 ms (1 second), but I seem to be getting a SQL:StmtStarting for every query sent to the db - all of them have a blank Duration column.
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Hmm.  I removed the Start events from the trace.  Now I'm seeing what look like pairs of SQL:StmtCompleted  and RPC:Completed items, all with durations over 1000 ms, so it looks like they are indeed filtered.  If you could confirm that these are indeed pairs, then I would know that the SQLSQL:StmtCompleted  shows the sql text behind the original RPC:Completed items I was seeing, and we can wrap this up.

The connection is probably being reset before each of the SQL statements which is common in some apps.  Below is a link to the MS definition of RPC which might provide some more insight.

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