Data File Auto Shrink Event Class

The Data File Auto Shrink event class indicates that the data file has been shrunk. This event is not triggered if the data file shrinks because of an explicit ALTER DATABASE statement. Include the Data File Auto Shrink event class in traces that monitor the data file size changes.

When the Data File Auto Shrink event class is included in a trace, the amount of overhead incurred is low unless the data file frequently shrinks.

Data File Auto Shrink Event Class Data Columns

Data Column Name Data Type Description Column ID Filterable
ApplicationName nvarchar Name of the client application that created the connection to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server. This column is populated with the values passed by the application rather than the displayed name of the program. 10 Yes
ClientProcessID Int 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 ID of the database specified by the USE database statement or the default database if no USE database statement has been issued for a given instance. 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
DatabaseName nvarchar Name of the database in which the user statement is running. 35 Yes
Duration bigint Time (in milliseconds) to shrink the file. 13 Yes
EndTime datetime Time that the auto shrink ended. 18 Yes
EventClass int Type of event recorded = 94. 27 No
EventSequence int Sequence of event class in batch. 51 No
Filename nvarchar Logical name of the file being shrunk. 36 Yes
HostName nvarchar Name of the computer on which the client is running. This data column is populated if client provides the host name. To determine the host name, use the HOST_NAME function. 8 Yes
IntegerData int Number of 8-KB pages by which the file was reduced. 25 Yes
IsSystem int Indicates whether the event occurred on a system process or a user process. 1 = system, 0 = user. 60 Yes
LoginName nvarchar Name of the login of the user (either the SQL Server security login or the Microsoft Windows login credentials in the form of DOMAIN\Username). 11 Yes
LoginSid image Security identification number (SID) of the logged-in user. You can find this information in the sys.server_principals catalog view. Each SID is unique for each login in the server. 41 Yes
NTDomainName nvarchar Windows domain to which the user belongs. 7 Yes
ServerName nvarchar Name of the instance of SQL Server being traced. 26 No
SessionLoginName nvarchar Login name of the user who originated the session. For example, if you connect to SQL Server using Login1 and execute a statement as Login2, SessionLoginName shows Login1 and LoginName shows Login2. This column displays both SQL Server and Windows logins. 64 Yes
SPID int ID of the session on which the event occurred. 12 Yes
StartTime datetime Time at which the event started, if available. 14 Yes

See Also

Extended Events
sp_trace_setevent (Transact-SQL)