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Check if batch is running.

By Neil Jacobson,

WARNING:  This is resource intensive. Don't use except as a last resort.

I wrote this to be able to find if a TSQL batch is running already on a SQL Server.  I use this rarely when I have to know to prevent running something twice.


DECLARE @SQLBatch nvarchar(255)
-- Set parameter values
EXEC @RC = [master].[dbo].[sp_RunningCheck] @SQLBatch = 'sp_who2'
select @RC

If @RC returns 0 then sp_who2 is not likely to be running.
if @RC returns -1 then is running.

Note that result of 0 does NOT prove the script is not running but a result of -1 does prove it is.

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