sys.dm_exec_external_work (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server noAzure SQL Database yesAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) yesParallel Data Warehouse

Returns information about the workload per worker, on each compute node.

Query sys.dm_exec_external_work to identify the work spun up to communicate with the external data source (e.g. Hadoop or external SQL Server).

Column Name Data Type Description Range
execution_id nvarchar(32) Unique identifier for associated PolyBase query. See request_ID in sys.dm_exec_requests (Transact-SQL).
step_index int The request this worker is performing. See step_index in sys.dm_exec_requests (Transact-SQL).
dms_step_index int Step in the DMS plan that this worker is executing. See sys.dm_exec_dms_workers (Transact-SQL).
compute_node_id int The node the worker is running on. See sys.dm_exec_compute_nodes (Transact-SQL).
type nvarchar(60) The type of external work. 'File Split'
work_id int ID of the actual split. Greater than or equal to 0.
input_name nvarchar(4000) Name of the input to be read File name when using Hadoop.
read_location bigint Offset or read location. Offset of the file to read.
bytes_processed bigint Total bytes allocated for processing data by this worker. This may not necessarily represent the total data being returned by the query Greater than or equal to 0.
length bigint Length of the split or HDFS block in case of Hadoop User-definable. The default is 64M
status nvarchar(32) Status of the worker Pending, Processing, Done, Failed, Aborted
start_time datetime Beginning of the work
end_time datetime End of the work
total_elapsed_time int Total time in milliseconds
compute_pool_id int Unique identifier for the pool.

See Also

PolyBase troubleshooting with dynamic management views
Dynamic Management Views and Functions (Transact-SQL)
Database Related Dynamic Management Views (Transact-SQL)