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)

Open in new window

Question by:reticentKoala
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2

Accepted Solution

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
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 38830963
I can't see text-column in your bottom one...
That would certainly explain it.  :)
LVL 75

Expert Comment

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.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38830973
Doh. Thanks.

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

Featured Post

Backup Solution for AWS

Read about how CloudBerry Backup fully integrates your backups with Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier to provide military-grade encryption and dramatically cut storage costs on any platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Why is this different from all of the other step by step guides?  Because I make a living as a DBA and not as a writer and I lived through this experience. Defining the name: When I talk to people they say different names on this subject stuff l…
In this article I will describe the Copy Database Wizard method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question