Broker:Conversation Event Class

SQL Server generates a Broker:Conversation event to report the progress of a Service Broker conversation.

Broker:Conversation Event Class Data Columns

Data column Type Description Column number Filterable
ApplicationName nvarchar The name of the client application that created the connection to an instance of SQL Server. This column is populated with the values passed by the application instead of the displayed name of the program. 10 Yes
ClientProcessID int The ID assigned by the host computer to the process where the client application is running. This data column is populated if the client process ID is provided by the client. 9 Yes
DatabaseID int The ID of the database that is specified by the USE database statement. If no USE databasestatement has been issued, the ID of the default database. SQL Server Profiler displays the name of the database if the ServerName data column is captured in the trace and the server is available. Determine the value for a database by using the DB_ID function. 3 Yes
EventClass int The type of event class captured. Always 124 for Broker:Conversation. 27 No
EventSequence int Sequence number for this event. 51 No
EventSubClass nvarchar The type of event subclass. This provides more information about each event class. 21 Yes
GUID uniqueidentifier The conversation ID of the dialog. This identifier is transmitted as part of the message, and is shared between both sides of the conversation. 54 No
HostName nvarchar The name of the computer on which the client is running. This data column is populated if the host name is provided by the client. To determine the host name, use the HOST_NAME function. 8 Yes
IsSystem int Indicates whether the event occurred on a system process or a user process.

0 = user

1 = system
60 No
LoginSid image The security identification number (SID) of the logged-in user. Each SID is unique for each login in the server. 41 Yes
MethodName nvarchar The conversation group that the conversation belongs to. 47 No
NTDomainName nvarchar The Windows domain to which the user belongs. 7 Yes
NTUserName nvarchar The name of the user that owns the connection that generated this event. 6 Yes
ObjectName nvarchar The conversation handle of the dialog. 34 No
Priority int The priority level of the conversation 5 Yes
RoleName nvarchar The role of the conversation handle. This is either initiator or target. 38 No
ServerName nvarchar The name of the instance of SQL Server that is being traced. 26 No
Severity int The SQL Server error severity, if this event reports an error. 29 No
SPID int The server process ID that is assigned by SQL Server to the process that is associated with the client. 12 Yes
StartTime datetime The time when the event started, when available. 14 Yes
TextData ntext The current state of the conversation. Can have one of the following values: 1 Yes
SO. Started outbound. SQL Server processed a BEGIN CONVERSATION for this conversation, but no messages have been sent.
SI. Started inbound. Another instance of the Database Engine started a new conversation with the current instance, but the current instance has not finished receiving the first message. SQL Server might create the conversation in this state if the first message is fragmented or SQL Server receives messages out of order. However, SQL Server might create the conversation in the CO state if the first transmission that was received for the conversation contains the complete first message.
CO. Conversing. The conversation is established, and both sides of the conversation can send messages. Most communication for a typical service happens when the conversation is in this state.
DI. Disconnected inbound. The remote side of the conversation has issued an END CONVERSATION. The conversation remains in this state until the local side of the conversation issues an END CONVERSATION. An application can still receive messages for the conversation. Because the remote side of the conversation has ended the conversation, an application cannot send messages on this conversation. When an application issues an END CONVERSATION, the conversation moves to the Closed (CD) state.
DO. Disconnected outbound. The local side of the conversation has issued an END CONVERSATION. The conversation remains in this state until the remote side of the conversation acknowledges the END CONVERSATION. An application cannot send or receive messages for the conversation. When the remote side of the conversation acknowledges the END CONVERSATION, the conversation moves to the Closed (CD) state.
ER. Error. An error has occurred on this endpoint. The Error, Severity, and State columns contain information about the specific error that occurred.
CD. Closed. The conversation endpoint is no longer in use.
Transaction ID bigint The system-assigned ID of the transaction. 4 No

The following table lists the subclass values for this event class.

ID Subclass Description
1 SEND Message SQL Server generates a SEND Message event when the Database Engine executes a SEND statement.
2 END CONVERSATION SQL Server generates an END CONVERSATION event when the Database Engine executes an END CONVERSATION statement that does not include the WITH ERROR clause.
3 END CONVERSATION WITH ERROR SQL Server generates an END CONVERSATION WITH ERROR event when the Database Engine executes an END CONVERSATION statement that includes the WITH ERROR clause.
4 Broker Initiated Error SQL Server generates a Broker Initiated Error event whenever Service Broker creates an error message. For example, when Service Broker cannot successfully route a message for a dialog, the broker creates an error message for the dialog and generates this event. SQL Server does not generate this event when an application program ends a conversation with an error.
5 Terminate Dialog Service Broker terminated the dialog. Service Broker terminates dialogs in response to conditions that prevent the dialog from continuing, but which are not errors or the normal end of a conversation. For example, dropping a service causes Service Broker to terminate all dialogs for that service.
6 Received Sequenced Message SQL Server generates a Received Sequenced Message event class when SQL Server receives a message that contains a message sequence number. All user-defined message types are sequenced messages. Service Broker generates an unsequenced message in two cases:

Error messages generated by Service Broker are unsequenced.

Message acknowledgements might be unsequenced. For efficiency, Service Broker includes message any available acknowledgement as part of a sequenced message . However, if an application does not send a sequenced message to the remote endpoint within a certain period of time, Service Broker creates an unsequenced message for the message acknowledgement.
7 Received END CONVERSATION SQL Server generates a Received END CONVERSATION event when SQL Server receives an End Dialog message from the other side of the conversation.
8 Received END CONVERSATION WITH ERROR SQL Server generates a Received END CONVERSATION WITH ERROR event when SQL Server receives a user-defined error from the other side of the conversation. SQL Server does not generate this event when SQL Server receives a broker-defined error.
9 Received Broker Error Message SQL Server generates a Received Broker Error Message event when Service Broker receives a broker-defined error message from the other side of the conversation. SQL Server does not generate this event when Service Broker receives an error message that was generated by an application.

For example, if the current database contains a default route to a forwarding database, Service Broker routes a message with an unknown service name to the forwarding database. If that database cannot route the message, the broker in that database creates an error message and returns that error message to the current database. When the current database receives the broker-generated error from the forwarding database, the current database generates a Received Broker Error Message event.
10 Received END CONVERSATION Ack SQL Server generates a Received END CONVERSATION Ack event class when the other side of a conversation acknowledges an End Dialog or Error message sent by this side of the conversation.
11 BEGIN DIALOG SQL Server generates a BEGIN DIALOG event when the Database Engine executes a BEGIN DIALOG command.
12 Dialog Created SQL Server generates a Dialog Created event when Service Broker creates an endpoint for a dialog. Service Broker creates an endpoint whenever a new dialog is established, regardless of whether the current database is the initiator or the target of the dialog.
13 END CONVERSATION WITH CLEANUP SQL Server generates an END CONVERSATION WITH CLEANUP event when the Database Engine executes an END CONVERSATION statement that includes the WITH CLEANUP clause.

See Also

SQL Server Service Broker