Review the Replay Results

After the Microsoft SQL Server Distributed Replay feature completes a distributed replay, the replay activity for each client can be captured and saved in result trace files on each client. In order to capture this activity, you must use the -o parameter when you run the administration tool with the replay option. For more information about the replay option, see Replay Option (Distributed Replay Administration Tool).

The location of where the result trace files are stored is specified by the <ResultDirectory> XML element in the client configuration file, DReplayClient.xml, located on each client. The trace files in the client result directory are overwritten on each replay.

To specify what kind of output should be captured in the result trace files, modify the replay configuration file, DReplay.exe.replay.config. You can use the <OutputOptions> XML element to specify whether the row count or result set contents should be recorded.

For more information about these configuration settings, see Configure Distributed Replay.

Event Classes Captured in Result Trace Files

The following table lists all of the event classes that are captured in the result trace data.

Category EventClass Name Capture Frequency Point of Capture
Replayable Events Audit Login One time for each Audit Login event in the original trace data Upon successful completion or failure of the event
Audit Logout One time for each Audit Logout event in the original trace data Upon successful completion or failure of the event
SQL:BatchCompleted One time for each SQL:BatchStarting event in the original trace data Upon successful completion or failure of the event
RPC:Completed One time for each RPC:Starting event in the original trace data Upon successful completion or failure of the event
Statistics and Results Replay Settings Event One time First event of the result trace
Replay Statistics Event One time Last event of the result trace
Replay Result Set Event One time for each SQL:BatchStarting and RPC:Starting event.

Only captured if the value of the <RecordResultSet> option in the replay configuration file was set to Yes.
Replay Result Row Event One time for each row in the result set for SQL:BatchStarting and RPC:Starting events.

Only captured if the value of the <RecordResultSet> option in the replay configuration file was set to Yes.
Errors and Warnings Replay Internal Error One time for each internal error Upon internal error condition
Replay Provider Error One time for each provider error Upon provider error condition

Note the following:

  • For each event that is successfully replayed on the target server, there is one corresponding output event class.

  • For each event failure or cancellation, there may be multiple errors that are generated.

Event Class Column Mapping

The following figure lists which columns of the result trace are available for each type of event class that is captured during the replay.

Event class column mapping

Column Descriptions for Result Trace

The following table describes the columns of the result trace data.

Data Column Name Data Type Description Column ID
EventClass nvarchar The name of the event class. 1
EventSequence bigint For provider errors, and internal errors and warnings, this is the capture event sequence that corresponds to the error or warning.

For all other event classes, this is the sequence of the event in the original trace data.
2
ReplaySequence bigint For provider errors, and internal errors and warnings, this is the replay event sequence that corresponds to the error or warning.

For all other event classes, this is the sequence of the event that is assigned during replay.
3
TextData ntext The content of TextData depends on the EventClass.

For Audit Login and ExistingConnection, this is the set options for the connection.

For SQL:BatchStarting, this is the body of the batch request.

For RPC:Starting, this is the stored procedure that was called.

For Replay Settings Event, this column contains the settings that are defined in the replay configuration file.

For Replay Statistics Event, this contains the following information:

-The replay target SQL server

-Total number of replayable events

-The number of provider errors

-The number of internal errors

-Internal warnings

-Total number of errors

-Overall pass rate

-The replay time (HH:MM:SS:MMM)

For Replay Result Set Event, this shows the list of return result column headers.

For Replay Result Row Event, this shows the return value of all columns for that row.

For Replay Internal Warning and Replay Provider Error, this column contains the provider warnings or errors.
4
Attention bigint The attention duration (in microseconds) for the event. This is calculated from the Attention event from the capture trace. If there was no query time-out specified for the event, this column is not populated (null). 5
SubmitTime datetime The time when the event was submitted to SQL Server. 6
IsSuccessful int A Boolean flag that indicates whether a particular event was successfully executed, and that result sets were returned to the client-side.

An event that generates a warning (such as when an event is cancelled because of Attention or a user-specified time-out) is considered successful.

IsSuccessful can be one of the following:

1 = successful

0 = failed
7
Duration [microsec] bigint Response time duration (in microseconds) for the event. The measurement starts when the logon/log off/RPC/Language event was submitted to SQL Server.

If the event succeeds, the measurement ends when the complete result set has been consumed.

If the event does not succeed, the measurement ends at the time of event failure or cancellation.
8
RowCount bigint Populated depending on the value of <RecordRowCount> in the replay configuration file:

If <RecordRowCount> equals Yes, this cell contains the number of rows in the result set that are returned by SQL Server.

If <RecordRowCount> equals No, this cell is not populated (null).
9
CaptureSPID int The ID of the capture session for the event. 10
ConnectionID int The ID of the capture connection for the event. 11
ReplaySPID int The ID of the replay session for the event. 12
DatabaseName nvarchar The name of the database in which the user statement is running. 13
LoginName nvarchar The user login name. This can be either a SQL Server security login or the Microsoft Windows login credentials, in the format domain_name\user_name. 14
CaptureHostName nvarchar The name of the computer on which the client service is running during capture. 15
ReplayHostName nvarchar The name of the computer on which the client is running during replay. 16
ApplicationName nvarchar The name of the client application that created the SQL Server connection during capture. 17

See Also

SQL Server Distributed Replay
Distributed Replay Requirements
Administration Tool Command-line Options (Distributed Replay Utility)
Configure Distributed Replay