Lock and Connection Management

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SQLPing.vbs

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Troubleshooting intermitten connectivity issues can be difficult. One approach is to repeatedly test connecting to SQL Server outside of an existing application in order to verify if a server-wide intermitten issue is occurring. This script is used to test remote connectivity to a SQL Server. The script loops in one minute intervals (adjust as needed). […]

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2006-09-04 (first published: )

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sp_what

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This is a replacement for SP_who and modification of sp_who2. It will always list only active, nonsystem processes, and will list the number of seconds a transaction has been running for. Some transactions do not report a last batch time, so I forced a large value to display so you can see any issue with […]

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2006-10-02 (first published: )

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To Identify blocks if using Solomon IV

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Our business accounting software is Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon IV.which is now being called Dynamics Solomon. You will see specific refernces to this software in this code. I originally developed this to gain faster view of issues we were having with Solomon. This procedure analyzes system tables and looks for blocks. This isfaster than using […]

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2005-11-03 (first published: )

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Save results DBCC SQLPERF(UMSSTATS) in a table

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Examining the output of DBCC SQLPERF(UMSSTATS) helps in determining a CPU bottleneck. The output of the command is not handy for further investigation (from a table).This procedure performs a transformation of the results, so it is easy to query and store in a database.

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2005-11-04 (first published: )

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Blocked Process script for deadlock correction

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This script was created to find an application problem that was causing SQL Server blocked processes. The BlockedProcess table is created to log both the blocker and blocked processes. The sp_BlockedProcess stored procedure is created to handle the situation by: inserting all processes affected by the blocking, notifying the blocking application user, emailing the admins […]

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2005-12-01 (first published: )

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Extract data from sp_who for specific database

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sp_who (and sp_who2) work great for a quick view of what's going on in the system, and can be filtered by user, but there's no way to filter by database. This quick stored procedure provides data on which users are accessing a specific database.

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2004-09-13

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Kill all SPIDs with a certain user ID

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This script is used to disconnect all connections by a particular individual to a server. I use it when I have to disconnect somebody and they have too many processes to do it by hand. Normally, you can just connect the offending process, but if there are multiple processes that are causing a problem , […]

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2004-03-08

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blocked  and blocker  spid and details

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2 steps:step 1 => create   a table in master database called BlockCheckstep 2 =>  create the stored procedure in master  called  BLOCK_CHECK @database_name varchar(20)What SP  does:-    it gets the  spid that is blocked  + info about it (like what it does  at the moment  it is blocked)-    it gets the spid  that  acts as a […]

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2003-06-05

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Script to kill the top blocker and report what it was doing.

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This script identifies the blocking locks at the top of the blocking chain and kills them. Specifically, it reports what the top blocking spids are doing, kills them, waits three seconds and then reports on current blocking status.  If you have a situation where single connections are causing a huge blocking chain and you want […]

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2003-05-12

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Question of the Day

Multiple Query Trace Flags

I want to enable two trace flags, 4199 and 4137, for a single query. How should I do this:

-- A
SELECT
  a.AddressID
, a.AddressLine1
, a.AddressLine2
, a.City
, a.StateProvinceID
, a.PostalCode
, p.FirstName
, p.LastName
FROM
  Person.Address a
  INNER JOIN person.Person AS p
    ON p.rowguid = a.rowguid
WHERE
  City           = 'SEATTLE'
  AND PostalCode = 98104
OPTION (QUERYTRACEON 4199, 4137);

-- B
SELECT
  a.AddressID
, a.AddressLine1
, a.AddressLine2
, a.City
, a.StateProvinceID
, a.PostalCode
, p.FirstName
, p.LastName
FROM
  Person.Address a
  INNER JOIN person.Person AS p
    ON p.rowguid = a.rowguid
WHERE
  City           = 'SEATTLE'
  AND PostalCode = 98104
OPTION (QUERYTRACEON 4199, QUERYTRACEON 4137);

-- C
SELECT
  a.AddressID
, a.AddressLine1
, a.AddressLine2
, a.City
, a.StateProvinceID
, a.PostalCode
, p.FirstName
, p.LastName
FROM
  Person.Address a
  INNER JOIN person.Person AS p
    ON p.rowguid = a.rowguid
WHERE
  City           = 'SEATTLE'
  AND PostalCode = 98104
OPTION (QUERYTRACEON 4199), (QUERYTRACEON 4137);

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