How to Store sp_spaceused Results

Building on this [question][1] how would one store the results of the following:

EXEC sp_msforeachdb @command1='use [?] exec sp_spaceused'

It spits out multiple rows and doesn't insert so nicely.

[1]: http://ask.sqlservercentral.com/questions/19837/how-to-store-the-result-in-temp-table-from-exec-command
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asked Oct 01 '10 at 11:54 AM in Default

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Try this:

With a slight mod, you could have this insert into your table.

/*similar to sp_spaceused */

declare @dbsize decimal(19,2)
       ,@logsize decimal(19,2)

set nocount on

**  Summary data.
    select @dbsize = sum(convert(decimal(19,2),case when type = 0 then size else 0 end)) * 8/1024
       , @logsize = sum(convert(decimal(19,2),case when type = 1 then size else 0 end)) * 8/1024
       from sys.database_files

**  We want all objects.
    With FirstPass as (
         ReservedPage = convert(decimal(19,2),SUM(reserved_page_count)) * 8/1024,
         UsedPage = convert(decimal(19,2),SUM(used_page_count)) *8/1024,
         PageCnt = SUM(
          WHEN (index_id < 2) 
              THEN (used_page_count)
          ELSE lob_used_page_count + row_overflow_used_page_count
         )) * 8/1024,
         RowCnt = SUM(
          WHEN (index_id < 2) 
              THEN row_count
          ELSE 0
       FROM sys.dm_db_partition_stats 
       --Where OBJECTPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID,'IsMSShipped') = 0
       Group By OBJECT_ID
    ,InternalTables as (
       Select ps.OBJECT_ID,
         ReservedPage = convert(decimal(19,2),SUM(reserved_page_count)) * 8/1024,
         UsedPage = convert(decimal(19,2),SUM(used_page_count)) *8/1024
       From sys.dm_db_partition_stats  ps
         Inner Join sys.internal_tables it
          On it.OBJECT_ID = ps.OBJECT_ID
          And it.internal_type IN (202,204,211,212,213,214,215,216)
       Where it.parent_id = ps.OBJECT_ID
         --And OBJECTPROPERTY(ps.OBJECT_ID,'IsMSShipped') = 0
       Group By ps.OBJECT_ID
    ,Summary as (
         ObjName = OBJECT_NAME (f.OBJECT_ID),
         NumRows = MAX(f.rowcnt),
         ReservedPageMB = SUM(IsNull(f.reservedpage,0) + IsNull(i.ReservedPage,0)),
         DataSizeMB = Sum(f.PageCnt),
         IndexSizeMB = Sum(CASE WHEN (f.UsedPage + IsNull(i.UsedPage,0)) > f.PageCnt 
                   THEN ((f.UsedPage + IsNull(i.UsedPage,0)) - f.PageCnt) ELSE 0 END) ,-- Equivalent of max_record_size from sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats
         UnusedSpace = Sum(CASE WHEN (f.ReservedPage + IsNull(i.ReservedPage,0)) > (f.UsedPage + IsNull(i.UsedPage,0)) 
          THEN ((f.ReservedPage + IsNull(i.ReservedPage,0)) - (f.UsedPage + IsNull(i.UsedPage,0))) ELSE 0 END),
         DBSizeMB = @Dbsize,
         LogSizeMB = @logsize
       From FirstPass F
         Left Outer Join InternalTables i
         On i.OBJECT_ID = f.OBJECT_ID
       Group By f.OBJECT_ID
    Select ObjName,NumRows, ReservedPageMB, DataSizeMB, IndexSizeMB, UnusedSpace, DBSizeMB, LogSizeMB,
         PercentofDB = ((IndexSizeMb + DataSizeMB) / @DBsize) * 100

    From Summary
    Order By PercentofDB desc

You can also find that on my blog at [http://jasonbrimhall.info/2010/05/25/space-used/][1]

[1]: http://jasonbrimhall.info/2010/05/25/space-used/
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answered Oct 01 '10 at 01:23 PM

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WOW - tons 'o info from that! Still playing with it, probably Monday now before I get a chance to dig deeper.
Oct 01 '10 at 01:48 PM Blackhawk-17
Thanks When I tinkered with the scripts (if you follow the series there are two similar scripts based on the MS procs) I was considering expanding it to include more info. I still have to think about it for a bit.
Oct 01 '10 at 02:00 PM CirqueDeSQLeil
+1 - awesome
Oct 02 '10 at 12:57 AM Matt Whitfield ♦♦
thanks matt
Oct 02 '10 at 07:00 AM CirqueDeSQLeil
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If you are just looking to capture the size of your database and store this for historical reasons and for monitoring try using sysfiles instead of sp_spaceused.
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answered Oct 01 '10 at 12:48 PM

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One of the things I want from sp_spaceused is space available to plan for growth.
Oct 01 '10 at 01:03 PM Blackhawk-17
Depending on your set-up, xp_fixeddrives, might be helpful
Oct 01 '10 at 03:43 PM Scot Hauder
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I am not aware of a way to do this within T-SQL, and some quick research did not turn up a way. I suspect that it may not be possible in pure T-SQL, but I would be glad to be proven wrong.

On the other hand, if you step out of pure T-SQL most client languages make it relatively easy to deal with multiple returned data sets. If you are using C# for instance, you should just be able to use the NextResult method, as described here http://csharp.net-informations.com/data-providers/csharp-multiple-resultsets.htm and here: http://www.mindfiresolutions.com/NextResult-in-C-or-ADONET-data-reader-705.php

If you are using python with pyodbc, then you can use the nextset function of the cursor to advance to the next dataset. See [http://code.google.com/p/pyodbc/wiki/Cursor#nextset][3]

[3]: http://code.google.com/p/pyodbc/wiki/Cursor#nextset
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answered Oct 01 '10 at 12:44 PM

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Try the below script

create table #test (    --drop table #test                                                             
  database_name varchar(255)                                                                           
  ,database_size varchar(255) not null                                                                 
  ,unallocated_space varchar(255) not null                                                             
  ,reserved varchar(255) not null                                                                      
  ,data varchar(255) not null                                                                          
  ,index_size varchar(255) not null                                                                    
  ,unused varchar(255) not null                                                                        
exec dbo.sp_msforeachdb                                                                                
   if db_id(''?'') > 4                                                                                 
      use [?];                                                                                         
      declare @cmd varchar(max);                                                                       
      declare c cursor local for                                                                       
                    select cmd = ''use [?]; exec sp_spaceused ''''''                           
                   + schema_name(schema_id) + ''.''                                  
                   + name + '''''', true'' from sys.objects                          
       where objectproperty(object_id, ''IsUserTable'') = 1                       
      open c;                                                                                          
      fetch next from c into @cmd                                                                     
      while @@fetch_status = 0                                                                         
                 insert #test (database_name, database_size, unallocated_space,reserved,   data, index_size, unused) exec (@cmd);                                                                
         fetch next from c into @cmd                                                                  
      close c;                                                                                         
      deallocate c;                                                                                    
select * from #test                                                                                    
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answered Oct 01 '10 at 12:48 PM

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I get a "Msg 213, Level 16, State 7, Procedure sp_spaceused, Line 180 Insert Error: Column name or number of supplied values does not match table definition." when I try it, which is roughly what I would have expected from reading over it. Am I perhaps missing something that needs to be tweaked or misunderstanding some portion of it?
Oct 01 '10 at 01:28 PM TimothyAWiseman
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