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

This function returns the number of attempted connections - both successful and unsuccessful - since SQL Server was last started.

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Connections are different from users. An application, for example, can open multiple connections to SQL Server without user observation of those connections.

Run sp_monitor for a report containing several SQL Server statistics, including count of connection attempts.

@@MAX_CONNECTIONS is the maximum allowed number of simultaneous connections to the server. @@CONNECTIONS increments with each login attempt; therefore, @@CONNECTIONS can exceed @@MAX_CONNECTIONS.


This example returns the count of login attempts as of the current date and time.

SELECT GETDATE() AS 'Today''s Date and Time',   
@@CONNECTIONS AS 'Login Attempts';  

Here is the result set.

Today's Date and Time  Login Attempts  
---------------------- --------------  
12/5/2006 10:32:45 AM  211023         

See also

System Statistical Functions (Transact-SQL)
sp_monitor (Transact-SQL)