Get space used by queries in tempdb

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  • In case this is helpful to anybody, I have a similar query a to identify processes actively running that take up Tempdb space.

    I found this useful as sometimes we would have extremely large stored procedures with lots of nested procedures that were taking up too much tempDb space and this helped identify the specific query text that was the culprit.

    USE tempdb



    coalesce((SELECT SUBSTRING(text, t2.statement_start_offset/2 + 1,

    (CASE WHEN statement_end_offset = -1

    THEN LEN(CONVERT(nvarchar(max),text)) * 2

    ELSE statement_end_offset

    END - t2.statement_start_offset)/2)

    FROM sys.dm_exec_sql_text(t2.sql_handle)) , 'Not currently executing')

    , t1.session_id

    , t1.request_id

    , task_alloc_GB = cast((t1.task_alloc_pages * 8./1024./1024.) as numeric(10,1))

    , task_dealloc_GB = cast((t1.task_dealloc_pages * 8./1024./1024.) as numeric(10,1))

    , host= case when t1.session_id =50 then 'SYS' else s1.host_name end

    , s1.login_name

    , s1.status

    , s1.last_request_start_time

    , s1.last_request_end_time

    , s1.row_count

    , s1.transaction_isolation_level


    , query_plan=(SELECT query_plan from sys.dm_exec_query_plan(t2.plan_handle))


    (Select session_id, request_id

    , task_alloc_pages=sum(internal_objects_alloc_page_count + user_objects_alloc_page_count)

    , task_dealloc_pages = sum (internal_objects_dealloc_page_count + user_objects_dealloc_page_count)

    from sys.dm_db_task_space_usage

    group by session_id, request_id) as t1

    left join sys.dm_exec_requests as t2 on t1.session_id = t2.session_id

    and t1.request_id = t2.request_id

    left join sys.dm_exec_sessions as s1 on



    t1.session_id <> 50 -- ignore system

    and t1.session_id <> @@SPID -- ignore this request itself

    AND s1.status = 'running'

    order by t1.task_alloc_pages

  • Thanks Harsha for the script.

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