View the Extended Events Targets for Registered Packages

Before you create a SQL Server Extended Events session, it is useful to determine what Extended Events targets are available. This task involves using Query Editor in SQL Server Management Studio to perform the following procedure.

After the statements in this procedure finish, the Results tab of Query Editor displays the following two columns:

  • package_name

  • target_name

  • In Query Editor, issue the following statements.

    USE msdb
    SELECT package_name, target_name
    FROM sys.dm_xe_objects o
    JOIN sys.dm_xe_packages p
         ON o.package_guid = p.guid
    WHERE o.object_type = 'target'

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