Working with Memory-Optimized System-Versioned Temporal Tables

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server yesAzure SQL Database noAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

This topic discusses how working with a memory-optimized system-versioned temporal table is different from working with a disk-based system-versioned temporal table.

Note

Using Temporal with memory optimized tables only applies to SQL Server 2017 and does not apply to SQL Database.

Discovering Metadata

To discover metadata about a memory-optimized system-versioned temporal table, you need to combine information from sys.tables (Transact-SQL) and sys.internal_tables (Transact-SQL). A system-versioned temporal table is presented as parent_object_id of the internal in-memory history table

This example shows how to query and join these tables.

SELECT SCHEMA_NAME (T1.schema_id) as TemporalTableSchema
    , OBJECT_NAME(IT.parent_object_id) as TemporalTableName
    , T1.object_id as TemporalTableObjectId
    , IT.Name as InternalHistoryStagingName
    , SCHEMA_NAME (T2.schema_id) as HistoryTableSchema
    , OBJECT_NAME (T1.history_table_id) as HistoryTableName
FROM sys.internal_tables IT
JOIN sys.tables T1
    ON IT.parent_object_id = T1.object_id
JOIN sys.tables T2
    ON T1.history_table_id = T2.object_id
WHERE T1.is_memory_optimized = 1 AND T1.temporal_type = 2

Modifying Data

System-versioned memory-optimized temporal tables can be modified through natively compiled stored procedures, which enables you to convert non-temporal memory-optimized tables to system-versioning and keep existing natively stored procedures.

This example how previously created table can be modified in natively compiled module.

CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.UpdateFXCurrencyPair
   (
      @ProviderID int
      , @CurrencyID1 int
      , @CurrencyID2 int
      , @BidRate decimal(8,4)
      , @AskRate decimal(8,4)
   )
WITH NATIVE_COMPILATION, SCHEMABINDING
   , EXECUTE AS OWNER
AS
   BEGIN ATOMIC WITH
   (TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL = SNAPSHOT, LANGUAGE = N'English')
      UPDATE dbo.FXCurrencyPairs SET AskRate = @AskRate, BidRate = @BidRate
     WHERE ProviderID = @ProviderID AND CurrencyID1 = @CurrencyID1 AND CurrencyID2 = @CurrencyID2
END
GO ;

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