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Start-DbaXESmartTarget

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl) , SmartTarget by Gianluca Sartori (@spaghettidba)
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

XESmartTarget runs as a client application for an Extended Events session running on a SQL Server instance.

Description

XESmartTarget offers the ability to set up complex actions in response to Extended Events captured in sessions, without writing a single line of code.

See more at https://github.com/spaghettidba/XESmartTarget/wiki

Syntax

Start-DbaXESmartTarget
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Database] <String>]
    [-Session] <String>
    [-FailOnProcessingError]
    [[-Responder] <Object[]>]
    [[-Template] <String[]>]
    [-NotAsJob]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> $response = New-DbaXESmartQueryExec -SqlInstance sql2017 -Database dbadb -Query "update table set whatever = 1"
PS C:\> Start-DbaXESmartTarget -SqlInstance sql2017 -Session deadlock_tracker -Responder $response

Executes a T-SQL command against dbadb on sql2017 whenever a deadlock event is recorded.

Example: 2
PS C:\> $response = New-DbaXESmartQueryExec -SqlInstance sql2017 -Database dbadb -Query "update table set whatever = 1"
PS C:\> $params = @{
>> SmtpServer = "smtp.ad.local"
>> To = "[email protected]"
>> Sender = "[email protected]"
>> Subject = "Query executed"
>> Body = "Query executed at {collection_time}"
>> Attachment = "batch_text"
>> AttachmentFileName = "query.sql"
>> }
PS C:\> $emailresponse = New-DbaXESmartEmail @params
PS C:\> Start-DbaXESmartTarget -SqlInstance sql2017 -Session querytracker -Responder $response, $emailresponse

Executes a T-SQL command against dbadb on sql2017 and sends an email whenever a querytracker event is recorded.

Example: 3
PS C:\> $columns = "cpu_time", "duration", "physical_reads", "logical_reads", "writes", "row_count", "batch_text"
PS C:\> $response = New-DbaXESmartTableWriter -SqlInstance sql2017 -Database dbadb -Table deadlocktracker -OutputColumns $columns -Filter "duration > 10000"
PS C:\> Start-DbaXESmartTarget -SqlInstance sql2017 -Session deadlock_tracker -Responder $response

Writes Extended Events to the deadlocktracker table in dbadb on sql2017.

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances. You must have sysadmin access and server version must be SQL Server version 2008 or higher.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-Session

Name of the Extended Events session to attach to. You can monitor a single session with an instance of XESmartTarget. In case you need to perform action on multiple sessions, run an additional instance of XESmartTarget, with its own configuration file.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

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.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Database

Specifies the name of the database that contains the target table.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-FailOnProcessingError

If this switch is enabled, the a processing error will trigger a failure.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-Responder

The list of responses can include zero or more Response objects, each to be configured by specifying values for their public members.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Template

Path to the dbatools built-in templates

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-NotAsJob

If this switch is enabled, output will be sent to screen indefinitely. BY default, a job will be run in the background.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

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.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WhatIf

If this switch is enabled, no actions are performed but informational messages will be displayed that explain what would happen if the command were to run.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

If this switch is enabled, you will be prompted for confirmation before executing any operations that change state.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Start-DbaXESmartTarget on GitHub.
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