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using sys.dm_exec_sessions , where to find database name/id


using sys.dm_exec_sessions , where to find database name/id

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im using sys.dm_exec_sessions to show me all current sessions ( instead of using sp_who2). the problem is that sys.dm_exec_sessions doesnt have the database name or id. where can i map the spid to , to get the db name?
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Hello Smith,

Can you check whether this query gives out the desired results you want?

select es.session_id, sp.spid, sp.dbid, object_name(dbid)

from sys.dm_exec_sessions es inner join sys.sysprocesses sp on es.session_id = sp.spid

Thanks




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Correction: you should use db_name(dbid), not object_name
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But the question was, and is how to get it from sys.dm_exec_sessions. You are joining to the sysprocesses which in deprecated by MS SQL Server 2012 to the sys.dm_ ... views

read here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179881.aspx

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How about this:



select
es.session_id,
er.session_id,
er.dbid,
db_name(er.dbid)
from
sys.dm_exec_sessions es
inner join sys.dm_exec_requests er on es.session_id = er.session_id;




Edit: Corrected a couple of aliases.

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Nope. sorry but you have sp. in there and no AS for sp. GTry running it yourself
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james-1023125 (6/21/2012)
Nope. sorry but you have sp. in there and no AS for sp. GTry running it yourself


Yep, I missed changing a couple of sp aliases. Sorry.

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james-1023125 (6/21/2012)
Nope. sorry but you have sp. in there and no AS for sp. GTry running it yourself


Also, didn't see you suggest any alternatives, so keep your snarkiness to yourself please.

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This should do it


select
es.session_id,
er.database_id,
db_name(er.database_id) AS DBName
from
sys.dm_exec_sessions es
inner join sys.dm_exec_requests er on es.session_id = er.session_id;



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Yep, that works, thanks. Did not mean to offend. The G was a typo

thanks

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