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Posted on 2013-01-29
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Can someone tell me why the top query succesfully returns teh SQL text but the bottom one does not?



SELECT GETDATE(), *
FROM sys.sysprocesses
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle)

SELECT 
GETDATE() AS datetime, spid, kpid, blocked, waittype, waittime, lastwaittype, waitresource, uid, cpu, physical_io, memusage, login_time, last_batch, ecid, open_tran, status, sid, hostname, program_name, hostprocess, cmd, nt_domain, nt_username, net_address, net_library, loginame, context_info, sql_handle, stmt_start, stmt_end, request_id
FROM sys.sysprocesses
OUTER APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle)

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Question by:reticentKoala
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liija earned 500 total points
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I can't see text-column in your bottom one...

try

SELECT
GETDATE() AS datetime, text
FROM sys.sysprocesses
OUTER APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle)
WHERE text is not NULL
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by:Anthony Perkins
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I can't see text-column in your bottom one...
That would certainly explain it.  :)
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by:Anthony Perkins
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But seriously, you will get a value of NULL for text when there is no sql_handle as you are using OUTER APPLY.
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by:reticentKoala
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Doh. Thanks.

That's fine. I want to see processes even where there is no associated tsql.
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