Upgrade for sp_who2 called sp_who3

I’ve published this before over on tek-tips.com, but I figured that I’d republish it here as well.  I’ve written an update for sp_who2 which I call sp_who3.  It can be most useful when trying to diagnose slow running queries as it can provide a wealth of information in a single screen.

Usage:
exec sp_who3
exec sp_who3 active
exec sp_who3 blocked
exec sp_who3 72 /*Any active spid*/

Download: SQL 7 / SQL 2000 / SQL 2005

Download from mrdenny.com

When using no parameter the output will match the output of sp_who2.

When using the “active” keyword the output will match the output of sp_who2 active.

When using the “blocked” keyword the output will have the same columns as sp_who3 active but show only the blocking and blocked processes.

This procedure has been used at companies like IGN / GameSpy, MySpace, Awareness Technologies, and Triad Financial to name a few.

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  1. Thank you. I was looking for what sp_who2 used to get LastBatch as it drops the year making it not a date, as I wanted to compare as a date this helped.

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