sys.dm_tran_session_transactions (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance yesAzure Synapse Analytics yesAnalytics Platform System (PDW)

Returns correlation information for associated transactions and sessions.

Note

To call this from Azure Synapse Analytics or Analytics Platform System (PDW), use the name sys.dm_pdw_nodes_tran_session_transactions. This syntax is not supported by serverless SQL pool in Azure Synapse Analytics.

Column name Data type Description
session_id int ID of the session under which the transaction is running.
transaction_id bigint ID of the transaction.
transaction_descriptor binary(8) Transaction identifier used by SQL Server when communicating with the client driver.
enlist_count int Number of active requests in the session working on the transaction.
is_user_transaction bit 1 = The transaction was initiated by a user request.

0 = System transaction.
is_local bit 1 = Local transaction.

0 = Distributed transaction or an enlisted bound session transaction.
is_enlisted bit 1 = Enlisted distributed transaction.

0 = Not an enlisted distributed transaction.
is_bound bit 1 = The transaction is active on the session via bound sessions.

0 = The transaction is not active on the session via bound sessions.
open_transaction_count The number of open transactions for each session.
pdw_node_id int Applies to: Azure Synapse Analytics, Analytics Platform System (PDW)

The identifier for the node that this distribution is on.

Permissions

On SQL Server and SQL Managed Instance, requires VIEW SERVER STATE permission.

On SQL Database Basic, S0, and S1 service objectives, and for databases in elastic pools, the server admin account, the Azure Active Directory admin account, or membership in the ##MS_ServerStateReader## server role is required. On all other SQL Database service objectives, either the VIEW DATABASE STATE permission on the database, or membership in the ##MS_ServerStateReader## server role is required.

Remarks

Through bound sessions and distributed transactions, it is possible for a transaction to be running under more than one session. In such cases, sys.dm_tran_session_transactions will show multiple rows for the same transaction_id, one for each session under which the transaction is running.

By executing multiple requests in autocommit mode using multiple active result sets (MARS), it is possible to have more than one active transaction on a single session. In such cases, sys.dm_tran_session_transactions will show multiple rows for the same session_id, one for each transaction running under that session.

See Also

Dynamic Management Views and Functions (Transact-SQL)
Transaction Related Dynamic Management Views and Functions (Transact-SQL)