displaying query string sent to linked server in sql server 2005

     I have a stored procedure (SP_IncidentResolution ) which is assembled into a connection string and then sent to a linked server

My question is, how can I see the actual query string that is sent to the linked server?
Is there some way of displaying this in sql server 2005?

i have access to the syntax of the stored procedure in the programibility folder  but i want to see what exactly is packaged in the connection string

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blossomparkAuthor Commented:
Hi Den HBR, thanks for your response,
 i ran the query at  the url
SELECT deqs.last_execution_time AS [Time], dest.TEXT AS [Query]
FROM sys.dm_exec_query_stats AS deqs
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(deqs.sql_handle) AS dest
ORDER BY deqs.last_execution_time DESC

but got
Msg 170, Level 15, State 1, Line 3
Line 3: Incorrect syntax near 'APPLY'.
Where did you ran it?

If I run it in 'Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express', it runs fine.
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blossomparkAuthor Commented:
ran it in management studio
Strange, the APPLY turn gray in my management studio.

Please run  
select name,compatibility_level 
from sys.databases

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and post the level for the database you are using
blossomparkAuthor Commented:
Hi Den HBR...ran the above and got
Invalid object name 'sys.databases'.

i have solved the problem by
Modifying  the sp to PRINT the variable the contains the query
This  prints out the actual sp sent to the linked server on the Messages Tab
Glad it is solved.
But the rest is making me wonder...

Could you try
USE master
select name,compatibility_level 
from sys.databases

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blossomparkAuthor Commented:
this works
use master
select name,cmptlevel
from sysdatabases

and all databases are 80
COMPATIBILITY_LEVEL { 80 | 90 | 100 }
Is the version of SQL Server with which the database is to be made compatible. The value must be one of the following:

80 = SQL Server 2000 

90 = SQL Server 2005 

100 = SQL Server 2008

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That is why CROSS APPLY doesn't work. It needs compatibility level 90

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blossomparkAuthor Commented:
Hi Den HBR, thanks for your assistance on this one...much appreciated :-)
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