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How to get the date of creation and size of current temporary objects from tempdb

The query below will return the temporary objects that currently exist in the tempdb of an instance.

It’s a good query if you’re experiencing issues with the tempdb and want to see what objects are taking up space or if temp tables are surviving longer than you might expect them to.

Recently I found that because queries were running directly from Tableau and the connection was being held open temp tables were not being removed. All the temp tables existing at the same time was taking up several GBs of space needlessly.

-- Get current temporary objects date of creation and size 
SELECT DISTINCT obj.name AS ObjectName
	,obj.type_desc AS ObjectType
	,obj.object_id AS ObjectId
	,obj.principal_id AS PrincipalId
	,obj.schema_id AS SchemaId
	,obj.parent_object_id AS ParentId
	,stat.row_count AS RowCountStat
	,stat.used_page_count * 8 AS UsedSizeKB
	,stat.reserved_page_count * 8 AS RevervedSizeKB
	,obj.create_date AS CreatedDate
	,obj.modify_date AS ModifiedDate
FROM tempdb.sys.partitions AS part WITH (NOLOCK)
INNER JOIN tempdb.sys.dm_db_partition_stats AS stat WITH (NOLOCK) ON part.partition_id = stat.partition_id
	AND part.partition_number = stat.partition_number
INNER JOIN tempdb.sys.tables AS tbl WITH (NOLOCK) ON stat.object_id = tbl.object_id
LEFT JOIN tempdb.sys.objects AS obj WITH (NOLOCK) ON tbl.name = obj.name
ORDER BY CreatedDate ASC;

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