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Getting Row Counts After Execution

Grant Fritchey gives us a few ways to find row counts after a query has finished:

But, if you really want to get picky, batches and procedures frequently have multiple statements. This means that the row count you’re getting isn’t for a particular table. If you want to get that, then you need to capture the statement level stuff, sp_statement_completed or sql_statement_completed, depending on if you’re looking at procedures or batches.

However, this is one of those “be careful what you wish for” moments. Because, if you capture all statements in a system, you’re going to have a very large amount of data to deal with. This is where filtering is your friend.

Click through for Grant’s full answer.