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 p.name package_name, o.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'  
    
    

SQL Server Extended Events Targets
sys.dm_xe_objects (Transact-SQL)
sys.dm_xe_packages (Transact-SQL)

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