SQL SERVER – Find High Frequency Queries

Knowing SQL Server is one thing but knowing what users needs is another thing. I keep on learning about SQL Server from my clients of Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check . Recently during consulting engagement, we had to Find High Frequency Queries in SQL Server, let us learn that today.

Here is the script which I had original written here. I have modified it to Find High Frequency Queries in SQL Server.

t.TEXT QueryName,
s.execution_count AS ExecutionCount,
s.max_elapsed_time AS MaxElapsedTime,
ISNULL(s.total_elapsed_time / 1000 / 
NULLIF(s.execution_count, 0), 0) AS AvgElapsedTime,
s.creation_time s,
ISNULL(s.execution_count / 1000 / 
NULLIF(DATEDIFF(s, s.creation_time, GETDATE()), 0), 0) AS FrequencyPerSec
FROM sys.dm_exec_query_stats s
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_query_plan( s.plan_handle ) u
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text( s.plan_handle ) t
ORDER BY FrequencyPerSec DESC

When you run the query above, you will get results of frequently run queries with the frequency per  second column. Well, that’s it. A simple query for today’s blog post. Let me know what you think about this blog post in the comment area.

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Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)

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