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Monitor Current queries executing on SQL Server

15 September,2012 by Tom Collins

I use this query to get list of queries  executing on the current SQL Server including the query text 

The sys.dm_exec_requests DMV returns a list of executing requests on SQL Server. To view the SQL code , there’s a reference to sys.dm_exec_sql_text  which returns the text base don the sql_handle.

Use the query to get a quick overview of any slow running queries  . Then drill down into the request to see why it’s causing a problem. Such as SQL Server – sys.dm_exec_sessions and troubleshooting sql memory usage

FROM sys.dm_exec_requests r
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle) AS s 

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