Recent Execution of Stored Procedure – SQL in Sixty Seconds #118

Recent Execution of Stored Procedure - SQL in Sixty Seconds #118 118-StoredProcedureExecuted-ytcover-500x281

What I enjoy the most is working with different clients on  Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check. Every client is different and what I learn from every organization is different. Recently, I had a very interesting experience with a client who had a database with over thousands of stored procedures. My clients were not sure which SPs are the recent SP and which SP is no longer used. Today we will learn about the recent execution of the stored procedure.

It is very common when people are working on the SQL Server Performance Tuning project to create multiple stored procedures to test variations of the stored procedure to check which works optimally. However, it is equally important to remove the stored procedures which are no longer used. Well, if you are wondering if they impact performance, the answer is dormant stored procedures do not have a direct impact on the SQL Server performance (or not that I know of it).

Here is the quick video where I am reading the data from the SQL Server Cache and list when was the stored procedure last executed as well as how many times it has been executed. Please remember that this data is from the SQL Server cache, hence, if your cache is reset in the recent time or if you have restarted SQL Server services or due to any reason, the procedure cache is removed, it will give not detail that information.

Here is the script which is demonstrated in the video to list the recent execution of the stored procedure.

	SCHEMA_NAME(sysobject.schema_id) SchemaName,
	OBJECT_NAME(stats.object_id) SPName, 
	cached_time, last_execution_time, 
			AS avg_elapsed_time
	sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats stats
    INNER JOIN sys.objects sysobject 
		ON sysobject.object_id = stats.object_id 
	sysobject.type = 'P'
	stats.last_execution_time DESC

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