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DBCC OUTPUTBUFFER

SQL Server 2000

Returns the current output buffer in hexadecimal and ASCII format for the specified system process ID (SPID).

Syntax

DBCC OUTPUTBUFFER ( spid )

Arguments

spid

Is the system process ID for the user connection as displayed in the output of the sp_who system stored procedure.

Remarks

When you use DBCC OUTPUTBUFFER, DBCC OUTPUTBUFFER displays the results sent to the specified client (spid). For processes that do not contain output streams, an error message is returned.

To show the statement executed that returned the results displayed by DBCC OUTPUTBUFFER, execute DBCC INPUTBUFFER.

Result Sets

DBCC OUTPUTBUFFER returns this result set (values may vary):

Output Buffer                                                            
------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
01fb8028:  04 00 01 5f 00 00 00 00 e3 1b 00 01 06 6d 00 61  ..._.........m.a
01fb8038:  00 73 00 74 00 65 00 72 00 06 6d 00 61 00 73 00  .s.t.e.r..m.a.s.
'...'
01fb8218:  04 17 00 00 00 00 00 d1 04 18 00 00 00 00 00 d1  ................
01fb8228:   .

(33 row(s) affected)

DBCC execution completed. If DBCC printed error messages, contact your system administrator.
Permissions

DBCC OUTPUTBUFFER permissions default only to members of the sysadmin fixed server role, who can see any SPID. Permissions are not transferable.

Examples

This example returns current output buffer information for an assumed SPID
of 13.

DBCC OUTPUTBUFFER (13)

See Also

DBCC

sp_who

Trace Flags

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