Getting the row count after a merge statement

pmscorca 512 Reputation points

Hi, in Synapse I need to implement a MERGE statement and then I'd like to get the row count respect to processed rows. It seems that Synapse doesn't support @@ROWCOUNT and so I need to think an alternative solution. I've found the possibility of use OPTION (LABEL = '...') after an INSERT, UPDATE, MERGE statement and then querying the sys.dm_pdw_request_steps and sys.dm_pdw_exec_requests system views. It is right or does it exist another better solution? Thanks

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  1. Amira Bedhiafi 12,481 Reputation points

    In AS, if @@ROWCOUNT is not supported for your use case, using the OPTION (LABEL = '...') method combined with querying sys.dm_pdw_request_steps and sys.dm_pdw_exec_requests system views can be an alternative to get the row count after executing a MERGE statement.

    -- Your MERGE statement
    MERGE INTO your_table
    USING source_table
    ON your_table.key = source_table.key
        UPDATE SET your_table.value = source_table.value
        INSERT (key, value)
        VALUES (source_table.key, source_table.value)
    OPTION (LABEL = 'YourMergeQueryLabel');
    -- Query to get row count
    SELECT rs.row_count
    FROM sys.dm_pdw_request_steps rs
    JOIN sys.dm_pdw_exec_requests er ON rs.request_id = er.request_id
    WHERE er.[label] = 'YourMergeQueryLabel';

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