Details

This update improves the tempdb spill diagnostics by making the following changes in SQL Server 2017 and Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2):

  • Adds the following columns to the sys.dm_exec_query_stats, sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats, and sys.dm_exec_trigger_stats DMVs.

Column

Type

Description

total_spills

bigint

Total number of pages spilled by execution of this plan since it was compiled.

last_spills

bigint

Number of pages spilled the last time the plan was executed

min_spills

bigint

Minimum number of pages that this plan has ever spilled during a single execution

max_spills

bigint

Maximum number of pages that this plan has ever spilled during a single execution

  • Adds the following counters to the sql_statement_completed, sp_statement_completed, and sql_batch_completed Extended Events.

XEvent

Column

Type

Description

sql_statement_completed

spills

bigint

The number of pages that were written while spilling data by the statement

sp_statement_completed

spills

bigint

The number of pages that were written while spilling data by the stored procedure

sql_batch_completed

spills

bigint

The number of pages written while spilling data by the batch.

Resolution

Cumulative Update Information for SQL Server:

This update is included in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2017

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2017

Service pack information for SQL Server 2016

This update is introduced in the following service pack for SQL Server:

       Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2016

Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, together with any new fixes. Our recommendation is to apply the latest service pack and the latest cumulative update for that service pack. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack. Use Table 1 in the following article for finding more information about the latest service pack and latest cumulative update.

How to determine the version, edition and update level of SQL Server and its components

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