Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl),
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS


Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaOpenTransaction on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaOpenTransaction.


Displays all open transactions.


This command is based on open transaction script published by Paul Randal. Reference:


    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]




Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaOpenTransaction -SqlInstance sqlserver2014a

Returns open transactions for sqlserver2014a

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaOpenTransaction -SqlInstance sqlserver2014a -SqlCredential sqladmin

Logs into sqlserver2014a using the login "sqladmin"

Required Parameters


The SQL Server instance

Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters


Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False