Thanks for this.
The reason I know is that this is an old app which the vendor isn't supporting anymore.
Sometimes a data issue occurs and we've been told that a hard-coded SP inside the app is the issue.
Yes, SQL profiler is the clear choice indeed but I figured I'd ask if it happened to exist in tempdb, syscomments or other places.
chances are the application is actually just executing TSQL code; going to the trouble of creating a TSQL procedure, executing that TSQL procedure , and then dropping that same TSQL procedure to hide it from view is not something you'd typically see.
the default trace would show it occuring, since it's a DDL action, and any longer term trace you care to create would have it too.
i think it's much more likely "procedure" is referencing a function/procedure/subroutine written in the applications programming code, and not what we think of as a "procedure" in the TSQL world.
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