SQL text using cross apply

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

FROM sys.sysprocesses
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle)

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
ID: 38830731
I can't see text-column in your bottom one...


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
ID: 38830963
I can't see text-column in your bottom one...
That would certainly explain it.  :)
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by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 38830972
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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ID: 38830973
Doh. Thanks.

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

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