9.54 V$SQL_MONITOR

V$SQL_MONITOR displays SQL statements whose execution have been (or are being) monitored by Oracle.

This view contains global, high-level information about simple and composite database operations.

Oracle Database monitors simple database operations, which are top SQL statements and PL/SQL subprograms, when any of the following conditions is true:

  • The operations run in parallel.

  • The operations have consumed at least 5 seconds of CPU or I/O time in a single execution.

  • Tracking for the operations is forced by the /*+ MONITOR */ hint.

For simple database operations, monitoring statistics are not cumulative over several executions. In this case, one entry in V$SQL_MONITOR is dedicated to a single execution of a SQL statement. If the database monitors two executions of the same SQL statement, then each execution has a separate entry in V$SQL_MONITOR.

For simple database operations, V$SQL_MONITOR has one entry for the parallel execution coordinator process and one entry for each parallel execution server process. Each entry has corresponding entries in V$SQL_PLAN_MONITOR. Because the processes allocated for the parallel execution of a SQL statement are cooperating for the same execution, these entries share the same execution key (the combination of SQL_ID, SQL_EXEC_START, and SQL_EXEC_ID).

Oracle Database monitors composite database operations when either of the following conditions is true:

  • A database operation was started with DBMS_SQL_MONITOR.BEGIN_OPERATION and the operation has consumed at least 5 seconds of CPU or I/O time.

  • Tracking for the operation is forced by setting FORCE_TRACKING to Y in DBMS_SQL_MONITOR.BEGIN_OPERATION.

For composite database operations, each row contains an operation whose statistics are accumulated over the SQL statements and PL/SQL subprograms that run in the same session as part of the operation.

The V$SQL_MONITOR view contains a subset of the statistics available in V$SQL. However, unlike V$SQL, monitoring statistics are not cumulative over several executions. Instead, one entry in V$SQL_MONITOR is dedicated to a single execution of a SQL statement. If the database monitors two executions of the same SQL statement, then each execution has a separate entry in V$SQL_MONITOR.

The primary key is the combination of the columns SQL_ID, SQL_EXEC_START, and SQL_EXEC_ID.

V$SQL_MONITOR has one entry for the parallel execution coordinator process, and one entry for each parallel execution server process. Each entry has corresponding entries in V$SQL_PLAN_MONITOR. Because the processes allocated for the parallel execution of a SQL statement are cooperating for the same execution, these entries share the same execution key (the composite SQL_ID, SQL_EXEC_START, and SQL_EXEC_ID). You can aggregate the execution key to determine the overall statistics for a parallel execution.

When the SQL statement being monitored is executing, statistics in V$SQL_MONITOR are generally refreshed in near real time, once every second. Once the execution ends, monitoring information is not deleted immediately. Instead, it is kept in V$SQL_MONITOR for at least one minute. The entry will eventually be deleted to reclaim its space as new statements are monitored.

Column Datatype Description

KEY

NUMBER

Artificial join key to efficiently join V$SQL_MONITOR with its corresponding plan level monitoring statistics stored in V$SQL_PLAN_MONITOR

REPORT_ID

NUMBER

Unique ID of the XML report stored in Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) for this monitored entity

STATUS

VARCHAR2(19)

SQL execution status:

  • QUEUED - SQL statement is queued

  • EXECUTING - SQL statement is still executing

  • DONE (ERROR) - Execution terminated with an error

  • DONE (FIRST N ROWS) - Execution terminated by the application before all rows were fetched

  • DONE (ALL ROWS) - Execution terminated and all rows were fetched

  • DONE - Execution terminated (parallel execution)

USER#

NUMBER

User ID of the database user who issued the SQL being monitored

USERNAME

VARCHAR2(128)

User name of the database user who issued the SQL being monitored

MODULE

VARCHAR2(64)

Name of the executing module when sampled, as set by the DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO.SET_MODULE procedure

ACTION

VARCHAR2(64)

Name of the executing action when sampled, as set by the DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO.SET_ACTION procedure

SERVICE_NAME

VARCHAR2(64)

Service name of the user session

CLIENT_IDENTIFIER

VARCHAR2(64)

Client identifier from the user session

CLIENT_INFO

VARCHAR2(64)

Client information for the user session

PROGRAM

VARCHAR2(48)

Name of the operating system program that issued the monitored SQL

PLSQL_ENTRY_OBJECT_ID

NUMBER

Object ID of the top-most PL/SQL subprogram on the stack; NULL if there is no PL/SQL subprogram on the stack

PLSQL_ENTRY_SUBPROGRAM_ID

NUMBER

Subprogram ID of the top-most PL/SQL subprogram on the stack; NULL if there is no PL/SQL subprogram on the stack

PLSQL_OBJECT_ID

NUMBER

Object ID of the currently executing PL/SQL subprogram; NULL if executing SQL

PLSQL_SUBPROGRAM_ID

NUMBER

Subprogram ID of the currently executing PL/SQL object; NULL if executing SQL

FIRST_REFRESH_TIME

DATE

Time when monitoring of the SQL statement started, generally a few seconds after execution start time

LAST_REFRESH_TIME

DATE

Time when statistics in V$SQL_MONITOR were last updated for the SQL statement. Statistics are generally refreshed every second when the statement executes.

REFRESH_COUNT

NUMBER

Number of times V$SQL_MONITOR statistics have been refreshed (generally once every second when the SQL statement executes)

DBOP_EXEC_ID

NUMBER

Database operation execution identifier for the current execution. If the type is SQL, the DBOP_EXEC_ID will be NULL.

DBOP_NAME

VARCHAR2(30)

Database operation name. If the type is SQL, the DBOP_NAME will be NULL.

SID

NUMBER

Session identifier executing (or having executed) the SQL statement being monitored

PROCESS_NAME

VARCHAR2(5)

Process name identifier executing (or having executed)the statement; ora if the process is foreground, else the background process name (for example, p001 for PX server p001)

SQL_ID

VARCHAR2(13)

SQL identifier of the statement being monitored

SQL_TEXT

VARCHAR2(2000)

Up to the first 2000 characters of the text of the SQL being monitored

IS_FULL_SQLTEXT

VARCHAR2(1)

Indicates whether the SQL_TEXT column has the entire SQL text (Y) or not (N)

SQL_EXEC_START

DATE

Time when the execution started

SQL_EXEC_ID

NUMBER

Execution identifier. Together, the three columns SQL_ID, SQL_EXEC_START, and SQL_EXEC_ID represent the execution key. The execution key is used to uniquely identify one execution of the SQL statement.

SQL_PLAN_HASH_VALUE

NUMBER

SQL plan hash value

SQL_FULL_PLAN_HASH_VALUE

NUMBER

Numeric representation of the complete SQL plan for this cursor. Comparing one SQL_FULL_PLAN_HASH_VALUE to another easily identifies whether or not two plans are the same (rather than comparing the two plans line by line). Note that the SQL_FULL_PLAN_HASH_VALUE cannot be compared across databases releases. It is not backward compatible.

EXACT_MATCHING_SIGNATURE

NUMBER

Signature calculated on the normalized SQL text. The normalization includes the removal of white space and the uppercasing of all non-literal strings.

FORCE_MATCHING_SIGNATURE

NUMBER

Same as EXACT_MATCHING_SIGNATURE but literals in the SQL text are replaced by binds

SQL_CHILD_ADDRESS

RAW(4 | 8)

Address of the child cursor (can be used with SQL_ID to join with V$SQL)

SESSION_SERIAL#

NUMBER

Session serial number executing the statement being monitored

PX_IS_CROSS_INSTANCE

VARCHAR2(1)

Indicates whether the SQL statement ran parallel across multiple instances (Y) or not (N)

PX_MAXDOP

NUMBER

Maximum degree of parallelism for any plan operation executed on behalf of the monitored SQL

PX_MAXDOP_INSTANCES

NUMBER

Number of database instances touched at the maximum degree of parallelism

PX_SERVERS_REQUESTED

NUMBER

Total number of parallel execution servers requested to execute the monitored SQL

PX_SERVERS_ALLOCATED

NUMBER

Actual number of parallel execution servers allocated to execute the query

PX_SERVER#

NUMBER

Logical parallel execution server process number executing (or having executed) the statement being monitored; NULL if this monitoring entry is not associated with an execution server. This is a logical number within the parallel server set (see SERVER# in V$PX_SESSION).

PX_SERVER_GROUP

NUMBER

Logical parallel execution server group number to which PX_SERVER# belongs (see SERVER_GROUP in V$PX_SESSION); NULL if this monitoring entry is not associated with a parallel execution server. This value is generally 1 unless the SQL statement has one or more parallel sub-queries.

PX_SERVER_SET

NUMBER

Number (1 or 2) of the logical set of parallel execution servers to which PX_SERVER# belongs (see SERVER_SET in V$PX_SESSION); NULL if this monitoring entry is not associated with a parallel execution server

PX_QCINST_ID

NUMBER

Instance identifier where the parallel execution coordinator runs; NULL if PX_SERVER# is NULL

PX_QCSID

NUMBER

Session identifier for the parallel execution coordinator; NULL if PX_SERVER# is NULL

ERROR_NUMBER

VARCHAR2(40)

Error number encountered in case a SQL fails to execute successfully (for example, 932 in case of ORA-00932)

ERROR_FACILITY

VARCHAR2(4)

Error facility in case a SQL fails to execute successfully (for example, ORA in case of ORA-00932)

ERROR_MESSAGE

VARCHAR2(256)

Detailed error message displayed corresponding to the error number and error facility when a SQL fails to execute successfully

BINDS_XML

CLOB

Information about bind variables used with the SQL, such as name, position, value, data type, and so on (stored in XML format)

OTHER_XML

CLOB

Additional information about SQL execution stored in XML format

ELAPSED_TIME

NUMBER

Elapsed time (in microseconds); updated as the statement executes

QUEUING_TIME

NUMBER

Duration of time (in microseconds) spent by SQL in the statement queue

CPU_TIME

NUMBER

CPU time (in microseconds); updated as the statement executes

FETCHES

NUMBER

Number of fetches associated with the SQL statement; updated as the statement executes

BUFFER_GETS

NUMBER

Number of buffer get operations; updated as the statement executes

DISK_READS

NUMBER

Number of disk reads; updated as the statement executes

DIRECT_WRITES

NUMBER

Number of direct writes; updated as the statement executes

IO_INTERCONNECT_BYTES

NUMBER

Number of I/O bytes exchanged between Oracle Database and the storage system

PHYSICAL_READ_REQUESTS

NUMBER

Number of physical read I/O requests issued by the monitored SQL

PHYSICAL_READ_BYTES

NUMBER

Number of bytes read from disks by the monitored SQL

PHYSICAL_WRITE_REQUESTS

NUMBER

Number of physical write I/O requests issued by the monitored SQL

PHYSICAL_WRITE_BYTES

NUMBER

Number of bytes written to disks by the monitored SQL

APPLICATION_WAIT_TIME

NUMBER

Application wait time (in microseconds); updated as the statement executes

CONCURRENCY_WAIT_TIME

NUMBER

Concurrency wait time (in microseconds); updated as the statement executes

CLUSTER_WAIT_TIME

NUMBER

Cluster wait time (in microseconds); updated as the statement executes

USER_IO_WAIT_TIME

NUMBER

User I/O Wait Time (in microseconds); updated as the statement executes

PLSQL_EXEC_TIME

NUMBER

PL/SQL execution time (in microseconds); updated as the statement executes

JAVA_EXEC_TIME

NUMBER

Java execution time (in microseconds); updated as the statement executes

RM_LAST_ACTION

VARCHAR2(48)

The most recent action that was taken on this SQL operation by Resource Manager. Its value is one of the following:

  • CANCEL_SQL

  • KILL_SESSION

  • LOG_ONLY

  • SWITCH TO <CG NAME>

For the last value, <CG NAME> is the name of the consumer group that the SQL operation was switched to. If the Resource Plan has since been changed then <CG NAME> is the ID of the consumer group.

RM_LAST_ACTION_REASON

VARCHAR2(128)

The reason for the most recent action that was taken on this SQL operation by Resource Manager. Its value is one of the following:

  • SWITCH_CPU_TIME

  • SWITCH_IO_REQS

  • SWITCH_IO_MBS

  • SWITCH_ELAPSED_TIME

  • SWITCH_IO_LOGICAL

RM_LAST_ACTION_TIME

DATE

The time of the most recent action that was taken on this SQL operation by Resource Manager

RM_CONSUMER_GROUP

VARCHAR2(128)

The current consumer group for this SQL operation

CON_ID

NUMBER

The ID of the container to which the data pertains. Possible values include:

  • 0: This value is used for rows containing data that pertain to the entire CDB. This value is also used for rows in non-CDBs.

  • 1: This value is used for rows containing data that pertain to only the root

  • n: Where n is the applicable container ID for the rows containing data

CON_NAME

VARCHAR2(128)

Container name of the object. The value of this column is NULL in non-CDBs.

ECID

VARCHAR2(64)

Execution context identifier (sent by Application Server)

IS_ADAPTIVE_PLAN

VARCHAR2(1)

Indicates whether the statistics are from an adaptive plan (Y) or not (N).

IS_FINAL_PLAN

VARCHAR2(1)

Indicates whether the statistics are from the final plan (Y) or not (N).

IN_DBOP_NAME

VARCHAR2(30)

If the SQL that is monitored was executed by a session that was also monitored by a database operation (DBOP), then this column specifies the name of that DBOP

IN_DBOP_EXEC_ID

NUMBER

If the SQL that is monitored was executed by a session that was also monitored by a database operation (DBOP), then this column specifies the execution ID of that DBO

IO_CELL_UNCOMPRESSED_BYTES

NUMBER

Number of uncompressed bytes (that is, size after decompression) that are offloaded to the Exadata cells

See Also: Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software documentation for more information

IO_CELL_OFFLOAD_ELIGIBLE_BYTES

NUMBER

Number of I/O bytes which can be filtered by the Exadata storage system

See Also: Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software documentation for more information

IO_CELL_OFFLOAD_RETURNED_BYTES

NUMBER

Number of filtered bytes returned by Exadata cells (that is, the number of bytes returned after  processing has been offloaded on the Exadata cells)

See Also: Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software documentation for more information

CURRENT_USER#Foot 1

NUMBER

Unique number identifying the current user

CURRENT_USERNAMEFoot 1

VARCHAR2(128)

Username for the current user

Footnote 1 This column is available starting with Oracle Database release 19c, version 19.1.

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