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A tool that reads and analyses event trace information from a database management system.

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What is the use of trace captured via Profiler?

I am learning about capturing trace via profiler. I understand that the purpose of capturing trace via profiler is to log events happening on the sql server without impacting performance, because ...
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Extended events capture all calls by login/user and sql text containing a value

I'm using below extended events session to capture the data that contains a value 9999 by login xEventsTest. But I don't see any data captured with the filters added, but I could see this call when no ...
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SQL Server Profiler - Client unable to establish connection

Spanking brand-new installations of: Visual Studio 2022 Community (VS) SQL Server 2019 Dev (SQL) SQL Server Management Studio v18.10 (SSMS) There are no other Visual Studio or SQL Server instances ...
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Best method for isolating long running locks?

On a SaaS production database with 7 users (5 human, 2 backend) many are experiencing SQL cliënt timeouts at 30 seconds, our standard .Net CommandTimeout. This SQL Server instance (out of our ten) ...
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SQL Profiler filter trace that is currently recording

As title, If I forgot to set the filter before run. Is there a way to filter column like application name in the middle of the recording? I know if I save the result to trace file and reopen that file ...
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SQL Profiler shows multiple calls for one TVF

There is one table valued function in SQL Profiler I have noticed which seems to "call itself multiple times". The definition doesnt do any odd thing either, it is a query with few JOINs and ...
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SQL profiler not showing incoming parameters of store procedure

My Task When user updates some values on the front end UI of an application, I want to know which SQL table/fields are updated, which SQL statements were executed, etc. My method Using SQL profiler, I ...
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Server side tracing for SQL Server Analysis Services

We are looking to continuously run server side trace on Analysis Services and record its output in a table in database in the Database Services. There are tons of articles showing server side trace ...
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What would cause this SQL Server deadlock?

I have a node.js script that is attempting to geocode records in a table. The script selects 100 records at a time that do not have lat/log data, geocodes them using a third party api and writes the ...
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Map-Reduce on `system.profile` collection

I have a simple collection posts with a few documents in it. I have set the profiling level to 2 allowing for profiling information to be collected into another collection system.profile. My goal is ...
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SQL profiler how to filter with EventClass column

I need to filter Profiler events by EventClass like RPC:completed, but I cannot find any filter for EventClass. Any idea how to do that?
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How to profile MySQL during a period of time

I want to know during the execution of sysbench --time=100 ..., the bottleneck (function) of MySQL. So I want to profile MySQL when executing sysbench --time=100 .... I know by set profiling = 1;, I ...
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Heavy performance drop on Progress query, looks like based on string character inside table

I'm launching following query on a Rel 11.6 Progress database: FIND FIRST Table1 WHERE Table1.Field1 = 1 AND Table1.Field2 >= 2 AND TRUE ...
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Why does SQL Server Profiler show some completed statements in pairs (twice)?

In SQL Server profiler I am seeing pairs of completed statements. A pair is shown below. The TextData (query) is exactly the same. The SPIDs are different (86 & 88). The # of reads and writes are ...
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MS SQL login periodically doesn't work

Instance info: Microsoft SQL Server 2017 (RTM-CU13) Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Location: AWS A Java app on another AWS server logs into the SQL instance using a local ...
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How to capture execution plan from sql profiler for filtered queries only

Using sql profiler, we trace all slow queries (filter on duration/reads) to see where we can optimise. Events used: RPC:Completed SQL:BatchCompleted Filter on Duration. If I add the event ShowPlan ...
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Why do select Queries create additional queries to sys tables

I have an external application querying our database with an SELECT statement via Linked Server. When I check Queries with SQL Server Profiler - I see that these queries are accompanied by an enormous ...
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How to read the actual value of @P0 in SQL server profiler

When I use SQL server profiler to trace the SQL statement flow using SP:StmtCompleted, I can only read the variables as @P0, @P1, etc. like: insert into CaseFollowup (createDate, duration) values (@P0,...
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Which tool is best for MySQL Profiling?

I am using Neor Profiler to inspect auto-generated queries for MySQL server. This tool is good but not that flexible. Often it freezes when my application hits with more queries. So I am looking for ...
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Postgres equivalent of SQL Server profiler

In SQL Server when we have applications for which we do not have source code we could use the SQL Server profiler to analyze which queries or procedures are called when we do something in the ...
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MSSQL Server XE column client_connection_id accessible through system view/table for auditing?

In our .NET application we create a SqlConnection to talk to the database. After the connection is opened, we get the ClientConnectionId, a GUID. Within the extended events I can manage to trace the ...
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Unable to trace "Arithmetic overflow error converting numeric to data type numeric" error in profiler

I have a .net application. Its trying to create tables, views and insert/update data into many tables. while application running i got an error. I tried to trace the query in SQL Profiler, but i ...
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Some timeout in query store but get all SP:Starting and SP:Completed in profiler

I have a report SP running. The user complaint report timeout sometimes. And I do get some canceled execution plan in my query store. But in my profiler tracing file, every SP:Starting has its SP:...
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How can I use SQL Profiler to capture a single stored procedure

Using SQL Server SQL Profiler, which configuration can be used to monitor a single stored procedure? I'd like to capture all EXEC sprocName to include the parameter list. I'd like to capture this ...
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Is Network I/O included in the timings for "RPC complete" seen in SQL Profiler?

When watching results in SQL Profiler, does the RPC Complete include time to send results to the client? Or is it just the time the server spent gathering the records? The reason I'm asking is I'm ...
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Mysterious procedure calls without parameters - but no exceptions generated

I've been tracing a handful of stored procedures with EventClass RPC:Completed that are intermittently called from .Net SqlClient Data Provider without required parameters - just "exec SprocName". ...
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Would SQL Server Profile show triggers or other code which run as a side-effect of the query I'm profiling?

I've been using profiler to test a massive script I'm running in order to check for unintended side effects, e.g. triggers that I don't know about running because I've updated data in a certain table. ...
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How do I keep a SQL Server Profiler trace from jumping to the bottom entry?

When monitoring a trace in SQL Server Profiler, is there a way to prevent it from jumping to the most recent event without pausing the trace? I'm often trying to scroll up and read descriptions of ...
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What the "Reads" Column in Profiler exactly mean?

Can any one explain, whats the "Reads" column in SQL Server Profiler exactly mean ? Why sum of logical reads get by SET STATISTICS IO ON are different from number of reads in SQL Profiler? Which ...
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Issue with a "weird" deadlock in SQL server

I'm working with a database that has the characteristics that follow: GO /****** Object: Table [dbo].[ADS_EVENT_TYPE_STR] Script Date: 1/17/2019 8:20:36 PM ******/ SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET ...
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Is SQL Server Profiler different from SQL Trace?

In this source it is written something like this I want to know what is SQL Trace? Does it refer here to Traces inside SQL Profiler or this is a different tool. I try to search it but can't find any ...
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Querying a synonym (for a table using linked server) gives no data in return

I have a function which run in an application at a server. This server have a ODBC connection (user DSN) to the SQL server which is set to use windows authentication. The function is supposed to ...
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SQL Server Profiler shows a StartTime greater than EndTime

I'm using SQL Server Profiler to check some long run query. Somehow I see some entries in SQL Server profiler show StartTime is greater than the EndTime, and the Duration value is obviously overflow. ...
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How to handle process blocking in SQL Server Profiler?

I have run a SQL Profiler Trace which detected a process blocking. Now what should i do, if it always brings the same blocking event, each time duration is getting bigger. I have only one transaction ...
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What is aggregation in SQL Profiler?

I want to know what is an aggregated result of an event and what to do in order to get aggregated results? Thanks for your time!
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What does 'exclude rows that do not contain values' checkbox do in SQL Profiler?

I want to filter a trace and wonder what does 'exclude rows that do not contain values' checkbox exactly do? Is it to filter all the data columns that are not selected in any event class? Thanks.
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Can SQL Profiler filter data columns only for one event?

I am using SQL Profiler in MS SQL Server. I can filter data columns by clicking 'Column Filters'. But this filter applies to all events. I want to filter login only for 2 events. Like, audit login and ...
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Why does SQL Server Profiler crash when its run against a DB machine from a client machine?

I have: SQL Server 2014 (default instance )is on a Win Server 2012 machine. SQL Server Management Studio (v17.7) is on a Win 7 machine. Both machines are on the same domain. I'm logged into the Win 7 ...
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Do I need to keep SQL Server Profiler interface open?

I'm running SQL Server Profiler on SQL Server 2008R2. I opened Profiler, gave it the required settings (including a stop time 24 hours from now), and then left. Profiler was running from my desktop ...
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SQL Server Profiler - Disable auto scroll by default

Is there a way for new traces to start with auto scrolling disabled? This is the very first thing I do every time I start a trace and I'd like to optimize my workflow, especially since I run multiple ...
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how to edit a sql server profile template using a text editor like notepad or ssms?

I am running a trace where I need to filter the behaviour or about 50 users, and some 50 database objects. I would like, for this purpose to create a sql server profile template and later edit it to ...
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SQL Server Profiler Exception tracing - Error procedure and line number omitted

Is there a trace configuration or setting that will enable the profiler to output ERROR_PROCEDURE() and ERROR_LINE() information that is always available when writing manual error handling in CATCH ...
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Change of index key columns order affects performance

I have the following table in my database: create table [dbo].[tb_StatusLog]( [RequestID] [int] not null, [statusID] [int] not null, [startTime] [datetime] not null, [endTime] [datetime] null, ) ...
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SQL Profiler plus Include Actual Execution Plan

Is there any option to show "Include Actual Execution Plan" plus query cost and recommended indexes in SQL Profiler? I see Showplan XML, but it shows only the execution plan without recommended ...
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Benchmarking procedures or Upgrade tests to be done after upgrading to SQL Server 2016 from SQL Server 2012

I need suggestions on how to benchmark performance or create baselines to test the upgrade from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2016 (both standard edition), also if any post upgrade tasks that needs to ...
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SQL PROFILER Replay statistics event interpretation

I tried capturing a replayable trace on a SQL Server 2012 production environment and then replay it against a SQL 2016 test environment. After doing so , I got the following results : Can anyone ...
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SQL Server Profiler showing an update with duration 0ms, but then 5 second delay

I'm not even sure how to phrase this question - apologies if it falls outside the realm of this site... I guess my main question is: What to look for when an update seems quick, but the overall ...
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MariaDB query time in profile not match

From a MariaDB 10.1 database with the profile enabled. After making some test with an example query, why the time reports from the query doesn't match the duration time that the profiles report? I ...
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SQL Server Profiler: why the RPC Starting event does use an different decimal separator from SP Starting?

Trying to diagnose an problem, I've ran into that inconsistency. In SQL Server Profiler, the RPC Starting event uses the regional settings to write real numbers (example: in Portuguese(Brazil) 14.5 ...
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Capture live stored procedure calls (as per Query Profiler) in SQL Azure

TL;DR - Is it possible to capture live procedure calls (with parameter names/values) in SQL Azure, to replicate the output of SQL Profiler illustrated below - or - is there a better way to achieve ...
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