Monitor Cardinality Feedback in SQL Server 2022

SQL Server, You Can't Do That In Profiler
It's possible for you to see new technology at work if you use Extended Events to monitor cardinality feedback. To put it simply, cardinality, the number of rows being returned, is estimated by SQL Server. Sometimes, it gets these estimates right. Sometimes, it gets them wrong. New functionality within SQL Server 2022 uses Query Store to see how well those estimates are working. If they're off, the optimizer can actually change plans to get you different behaviors based on this feedback. There's even more than one way to monitor cardinality feedback. Let's talk about it. Extended Events First up, to really see the full set of behaviors in action, we can use Extended Events: CREATE EVENT SESSION [CardinalityFeedback] ON SERVER ADD EVENT sqlserver.query_ce_feedback_telemetry, ADD EVENT sqlserver.query_feedback_analysis, ADD EVENT sqlserver.query_feedback_validation, ADD…
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Login Timeouts

You Can't Do That In Profiler
I was recently approached at work about a company that was seeing tons of timeouts in SQL Server. I was asked how to troubleshoot this. There are lots of posts by people on this topic, but I found something I didn't see anywhere else, let me share it with you. Extended Events You must have known I was going to bring up Extended Events. Surely. Well, I am. Now, if you search up "timeout" in the events, you find lock timeouts, execution plan timeouts (ooh), and stuff like that. It's not related to the login timeout. So, look up "connection" or "log in". You get a lot of information, but again, none of it is related to timeouts. In fact, the best info is in process_login_finish. It does include login…
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