Updated: November 16, 2015
Returns the number of pages allocated and deallocated by each session for the database.
|Column name||Data type||Description|
session_id maps to session_id in sys.dm_exec_sessions.
|user_objects_alloc_page_count||bigint||Number of pages reserved or allocated for user objects by this session.|
|user_objects_dealloc_page_count||bigint||Number of pages deallocated and no longer reserved for user objects by this session.|
|internal_objects_alloc_page_count||bigint||Number of pages reserved or allocated for internal objects by this session.|
|internal_objects_dealloc_page_count||bigint||Number of pages deallocated and no longer reserved for internal objects by this session.|
|user_objects_deferred_dealloc_page_count||bigint||Number of pages which have been marked for deferred deallocation.|
Note: Introduced in service packs for SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014.
|pdw_node_id||int||Applies to: Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Parallel Data Warehouse|
The identifier for the node that this distribution is on.
On SQL Server requires VIEW SERVER STATE permission on the server.
On SQL Database Premium Tiers requires the VIEW DATABASE STATE permission in the database. On SQL Database Standard and Basic Tiers requires the SQL Database admin account.
IAM pages are not included in any of the allocation or deallocation counts reported by this view.
Page counters are initialized to zero (0) at the start of a session. The counters track the total number of pages that have been allocated or deallocated for tasks that are already completed in the session. The counters are updated only when a task ends; they do not reflect running tasks.
A session can have multiple requests active at the same time. A request can start multiple threads, tasks, if it is a parallel query.
The following objects are included in the user object page counters:
User-defined tables and indexes
System tables and indexes
Global temporary tables and indexes
Local temporary tables and indexes
Tables returned in the table-valued functions
Internal objects are only in tempdb. The following objects are included in the internal object page counters:
Work tables for cursor or spool operations and temporary large object (LOB) storage
Work files for operations such as a hash join
Dynamic Management Views and Functions (Transact-SQL)
Database Related Dynamic Management Views (Transact-SQL)