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ricky_ru 16 posts Joined 11/12
12 Feb 2014
check session history

The background is that our customer's cognos application issues lots of  help column commands to get the column level characters which may be not needed. 
So, I want to recreate the problem anc check the commands. So, I need the following.
1) how to list the session for a user or himself in another session.
2) How to list the session's hitory.
Thanks for your help in advance.

Thanks, RR
Raja_KT 1246 posts Joined 07/09
12 Feb 2014

Do you have TD Viewpoint? Also you can try


select * from DBC.SessionTbl


select * from table(MonitorSession(1,'*',0)) as dt

select * from dbc.logonoffv


there are few more helps that you can get too to connect dbql tables  -dbc.querylog

Raja K Thaw
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Street Children suffer not by their fault. We can help them if we want.

ricky_ru 16 posts Joined 11/12
23 Feb 2014

Thanks for you help. If I am not a dba to access those system table, Could I know the session history(sql, commands) issued by another console with the same user?


Adeel Chaudhry 773 posts Joined 04/08
24 Feb 2014

To have a correct track of SQLs executed, you need to have DBQL enabbled. It can be enabled for a particular user or for all users system-wide.
You can also ask your DBA to enable it for your user.

-- If you are stuck at something .... consider it an opportunity to think anew.

Vinicius_TDBRA 2 posts Joined 03/15
24 Mar 2015

Hi Ricky
About your situation of help columns, do you have some news?
We've a similar issue and after researching, I found some recommendations to change the ODBC and include the NO HELP DATABASE option:  DontUseHelpDatabase=Yes

We did, but it did not work yet
Thanks in advance

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