check session history


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.



Re: check session history

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

Re: check session history

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?

Teradata Employee

Re: check session history

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.

Teradata Employee

Re: check session history

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