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sys.dm_xe_session_targets (Transact-SQL)

Returns information about session targets.

Column name

Data type

Description

event_session_address

varbinary(8)

The memory address of the event session. Has a many-to-one relationship with sys.dm_xe_sessions.address. Is not nullable.

target_name

nvarchar(60)

The name of the target within a session. Is not nullable.

target_package_guid

uniqueidentifier

The GUID of the package that contains the target. Is not nullable.

execution_count

bigint

The number of times the target has been executed for the session. Is not nullable.

execution_duration_ms

bigint

The total amount of time, in milliseconds, that the target has been executing. Is not nullable.

target_data

nvarchar(max)

Important noteImportant
If you are using the ring buffer target, we recommend that you set the max_memory target parameter to 2048 kilobytes (KB) to help avoid possible data truncation of the XML output. For more information about how to configure target parameters, see ALTER EVENT SESSION (Transact-SQL) or CREATE EVENT SESSION (Transact-SQL). For more information about when to use the different target types, see SQL Server Extended Events Targets.

The data that the target maintains, such as event aggregation information. Is nullable.

Requires VIEW SERVER STATE permission on the server.

Relationship Cardinalities

From

To

Relationship

sys.dm_xe_session_targets.event_session_address

sys.dm_xe_sessions.address

Many-to-one

Updated content

Corrected the data type for the target_data column.

Corrected the description for the target_data column to indicate that the value is nullable.

Corrected the "Relationship Cardinalities" table.

Added the Important note to the target_data column.

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