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HOW TO: View SQL Server 2000 Performance Data

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This article describes views that you can use to analyze the performance data in the trace file that is created in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283696 INF: Job to Monitor SQL Server 2000 Performance and Activity
Before you create these views, you must import the trace file into a SQL Server 2000 table named ActivityTrace. The script for a stored procedure, trace_gettable, imports the data from the trace file to a SQL Server 2000 table. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283784 INF: How to View SQL Server 2000 Activity Data
Use the following views to analyze performance data:
  • The v_sysperfinfo view lists the performance counters recorded by the trace from the sysperfinfo table.
  • The v_BufferCacheHitRatio view calculates the buffer cache hit ratio.
  • The v_difference view lists the difference between maximum and minimum counter values.
  • The v_Access_methods view lists all counters for the access methods object. Change %:Access Methods% in the v_Access_methods view to another object to list other counters.
  • The v_object_names view lists all the performance object names.
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View v_sysperfinfo

CREATE      view v_sysperfinfo asselect top 100 percent  RowNumber,[servername],[starttime],substring(TextData,  1,40) as [object_name],substring(TextData, 41,40) as [counter_name],substring(TextData,81,35) as [instance_name],cast(substring(TextData,116,11) as int) as [cntr_value]  from ActivityTrace where EventClass = 83 order by  substring(TextData, 1,40) ,substring(TextData,41,40) ,substring(TextData,81,35) ,starttime				
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View v_BufferCacheHitRatio

CREATE  view v_BufferCacheHitRatio asselect top 100 percent a.starttime		 , cast(substring(a.TextData,116,11) as int) as [hits]		 , cast(substring(b.TextData,116,11) as int) as [base]		 , cast(((cast(substring(a.TextData,116,11) as int) * 100)		 / cast(substring(b.TextData,116,11) as int)) as numeric(6,3))		as [Buffer cache hit ratio]	from ActivityTrace a join ActivityTrace b    on datepart(yy,a.starttime) = datepart(yy,b.starttime)	 and datepart(mm,a.starttime) = datepart(mm,b.starttime)   and datepart(dd,a.starttime) = datepart(dd,b.starttime)   and datepart(hh,a.starttime) = datepart(hh,b.starttime)   and datepart(mi,a.starttime) = datepart(mi,b.starttime)   and datepart(ss,a.starttime) = datepart(ss,b.starttime)   and substring(a.TextData,41,27) = N'Buffer cache hit ratio     '   and substring(b.TextData,41,27) = N'Buffer cache hit ratio base' order by a.starttime				
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View v_difference

CREATE    view v_difference asselect top 100 percent       substring(TextData,  1,40) as [object_name]      ,substring(TextData, 41,40) as [counter_name]      ,substring(TextData,81,35)  as [instance_name]			,max(cast(substring(TextData,116,11) as int)) as [maximum]			,min(cast(substring(TextData,116,11) as int)) as [minimum]			,max(cast(substring(TextData,116,11) as int))			-min(cast(substring(TextData,116,11) as int)) as [difference]      ,count(*) as [count]      ,datediff(mi,min(StartTime),max(StartTime)) as [minutes]  from ActivityTrace where EventClass = 83 group by       substring(TextData,  1,40)      ,substring(TextData, 41,40)      ,substring(TextData,81,35)having max(cast(substring(TextData,116,11) as int))			-min(cast(substring(TextData,116,11) as int)) > 0order by [difference] desc				
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View v_Access_methods

CREATE view v_Access_methods asselect top 100 percent substring(TextData,41,40) as [counter name],left(starttime,20) as [time],cast(substring(TextData,116,11) as int) as [counter value] from ActivityTrace where substring(TextData,1,40) like '%:Access Methods%' order by substring(TextData,41,40), starttime				
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View v_object_names

create view v_object_names asselect top 100 percent substring(TextData,charindex(':',TextData),25) as [object_name]  from ActivityTrace where EventClass = 83 group by  substring(TextData,charindex(':',TextData),25) order by [object_name]				
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Article ID: 283886 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:07:17 - Revision: 4.5

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 64 bit (all editions)

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