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Monday, January 29, 2018

I track stored procedure counts and plans for reporting on volume, when a plan changes and data mining the plans for missing indexes and other information.


The trick to this is you have to track it over time as the DMV tracks cumulative count. An issue I ran into recently was that the cumulative count was negative. I don't know and found a few links, but no real explanation. So now when I find a negative count I usually mark it for removal from the query cache so that it resets. I'm guessing that the count reached the maximum value and "rolled" over to a negative values (similar to reseeding an identity to a negative value when the maximum value of an integer data type has been reached).
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/abd274a7-5a6d-487c-a1df-01fb10e5b84b/dmexecrequests-showing-a-negative-value-in-the-logical-reads-column?forum=sqldatabaseengine
and
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/abd274a7-5a6d-487c-a1df-01fb10e5b84b/dmexecrequests-showing-a-negative-value-in-the-logical-reads-column?forum=sqldatabaseengine

Monday, January 29, 2018 9:06:33 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) |  | SQL Server#
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