how to query XML to allow SSRS 2008 usage analysis

I have just started getting to grips with SQL 2008 SSRS and am looking to interrogate the ExecutionLog2 view in the RerportingServices database. This view has a column called AdditionalInfo with a type of XML(.). The datatype in the underlying table is the same. What I would like to know is how to query the values in that column along with other 'normal' columns. Should I be using OPENXML? I have almost 0 experience (read confidence) with XML queries so be gentle with me.

A sample of the data found in that column is


(Sorry for crumby format XML seems to be a bit reluctant to be formatted nicely)

I would like to be able to sum the Pagination and Processing values in the EstimatedMemoryUsageKB tag, along with the corresponding reportpath value in that row.

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asked May 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM in Default

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You made me want to know, so I went away to play and came up with this...

drop table kev create table kev(sometextcol varchar(10), somecol xml) insert into kev select'FirstOne','<AdditionalInfo> <ProcessingEngine>2</ProcessingEngine> <ScalabilityTime> <Pagination>0</Pagination> <Processing>1</Processing> </ScalabilityTime> <EstimatedMemoryUsageKB> <Pagination>6</Pagination> <Processing>114</Processing> </EstimatedMemoryUsageKB> <DataExtension> <SQL>4</SQL> </DataExtension> </AdditionalInfo>'

union select'SecondOne','<AdditionalInfo> <ProcessingEngine>2</ProcessingEngine> <ScalabilityTime> <Pagination>0</Pagination> <Processing>1</Processing> </ScalabilityTime> <EstimatedMemoryUsageKB> <Pagination>20</Pagination> <Processing>30</Processing> </EstimatedMemoryUsageKB> <DataExtension> <SQL>4</SQL> </DataExtension> </AdditionalInfo>'

select sometextcol, somecol.value('(/AdditionalInfo/EstimatedMemoryUsageKB/Pagination)[1]', 'int') + somecol.value('(/AdditionalInfo/EstimatedMemoryUsageKB/Processing)[1]', 'int')

Does this go some way to helping you?

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answered May 14, 2010 at 01:44 PM

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Dont have much idea, but just thought to know a little bit about using sum with xquery. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175504.aspx

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answered May 12, 2010 at 02:09 PM

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Actual query used to get average KB required to run report:

SELECT reportpath,
SUM(el.AdditionalInfo.value('(/AdditionalInfo/EstimatedMemoryUsageKB/Processing)[1]', 'int'))/COUNT(reportpath) AS [avg processing KB]
FROM    [dbo].[ExecutionLog2] AS el
WHERE [el].[ReportPath] != ''
GROUP BY reportpath
ORDER BY 2 desc
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answered May 19, 2010 at 07:36 AM

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