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Strange to me procedure

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does anyone know what the exec #am_generate_waitstats purpose is:-P

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Looks like you have a temporary proc there. Kind of like a temp table, but it's a proc instead.

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I am aware of that, the store procedure is created in the tempdb, but still does not answer the Question of how what and why is created or the Purpose of it.

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If it's a temp proc, it was created on your system. We have no way of knowing what it is.

You could try scripting it to see the code.

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I have Attempted that, with no luck. ;-)

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From the name of it, I'd have to take a wild guess and think that it's something a DBA came up with the gather wait stats of some sort. If that's the case, I'd look at the scheduled jobs on the box to see if I can find it (you can also try querying the command column in msdb..sysjobsteps). I'd also look at the auto startup stored procedures to see if it's being kicked off from there.

As a last resort, I'd search through the syscomments table in all databases for something where text like '%wait_stats%'
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Where are you seeing the exec command on it? In a trace?

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a trace is correct. :-)

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I have schedule no such job. ;-)

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Take a look in the trace for what commands were being run by the same SPID (if that's in the trace). That should tell you what proc or script is being run. If you have the text field in the trace (assuming that you do and that's where you got the exec command), it might even contain the create command for the temp proc. That's where I'd start.

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