SQL SERVER – Alternative to DBCC INPUTBUFFER – sys.dm_exec_input_buffer

DBCC INPUTBUFFER has been one of the most popular commands to display the last statement sent from a client to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server. We all have been using it for quite a while. However, this DBCC command showed very little information and DBA always wanted to see more details. In SQL Server 2016 we have a new Dynamic Management Function (DMV) sys.dm_exec_input_buffer which provides many additional details as well.

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SQL SERVER – FIX : Msg 8115, Level 16, Arithmetic Overflow Error Converting IDENTITY to Data Type INT

One of my friends who is a SharePoint expert told that he is getting overflow error while doing check-in on the document. He was confident that the error is related to SQL and that’s why he contacted me. I used profiler and found the table which had the problem and fixed that as well. This blog is an outcome of that work done. Let us see the error related to Arithmetic Overflow Error.

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SQL SERVER – DBCC SHRINKFILE: Page 1:26423878 Could not be Moved Because it is a Work Table Page – TempDB Files

This blog is an outcome of an email communication with my client. The issue was that they were having big tempdb files. They had multiple files and of uneven size. As soon as they restart SQL, the initial size itself was huge and when they tried to shrink the TempDB database, it was not doing anything. Here was the message in SQL Server Management Studio query window.

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