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The Histogram Output with Extended Events

Grant Fritchey talks us through the histogram output in Extended Events:

The histogram target behaves similarly to the event_counter target. The event_counter target counts the number of times that an event occurs. However, the histogram target lets you pick a grouping mechanism for the histogram. You can use either an action, or an event field.

For demonstration purposes, what I want to know is, per object in the database, how many times are the statistics automatically updated?

Read on to see the test, including event setup, data-building queries, and usage of the histogram itself.