Lock:Escalation Event Class

Applies to: SQL Server

The Lock:Escalation event class indicates that a finer-grained lock has been converted to a coarser-grained lock; for example, a row lock that is converted to an object lock. The escalation event class is Event ID 60.

Lock:Escalation Event Class Data Columns

Data column name Data type Description Column ID Filterable
ApplicationName nvarchar Name of the client application that created the connection to an instance of SQL Server. This column is populated with the values passed by the application rather than the displayed name of the program. 10 Yes
ClientProcessID int ID assigned by the host computer to the process where the client application is running. This data column is populated if the client provides the client process ID. 9 Yes
DatabaseID int ID of the database in which the lock was acquired. SQL Server Profiler displays the name of the database if the ServerName data column is captured in the trace and the server is available. Determine the value for a database by using the DB_ID function. 3 Yes
DatabaseName nvarchar Name of the database in which the escalation occurred. 35 Yes
EventClass int Type of event = 60. 27 No
EventSubClass int Cause of the lock escalation:

0 - LOCK_THRESHOLD indicates the statement exceeded the lock threshold.

1 - MEMORY_THRESHOLD indicates the statement exceeded the memory threshold.
21 Yes
EventSequence int Sequence of a given event within the request. 51 No
GroupID int ID of the workload group where the SQL Trace event fires. 66 Yes
HostName nvarchar Name of the computer on which the client is running. This data column is populated if the client provides the host name. To determine the host name, use the HOST_NAME function. 8 Yes
IntegerData int HoBT lock count. The number of locks for the HoBT at the time of lock escalation. 25 Yes
IntegerData2 int Escalated lock count. The total number of locks that were converted. These lock structures are deallocated because they are already covered by the escalated lock. 55 Yes
IsSystem int Indicates whether the event occurred on a system process or a user process. 1 = system, 0 = user. 60 Yes
LineNumber int Line number of Transact-SQL statement. 5 Yes
LoginName nvarchar Name of the login of the user (either SQL Server security login or the Microsoft Windows login credentials in the form of DOMAIN\username). 11 Yes
LoginSid image Security identification number (SID) of the logged-in user. You can find this information in the sys.server_principals catalog view. Each SID is unique for each login in the server. 41 Yes
Mode int Resulting lock mode after the escalation:

0=NULL - Compatible with all other lock modes (LCK_M_NL)

1=Schema Stability lock (LCK_M_SCH_S)

2=Schema Modification Lock (LCK_M_SCH_M)

3=Shared Lock (LCK_M_S)

4=Update Lock (LCK_M_U)

5=Exclusive Lock (LCK_M_X)

6=Intent Shared Lock (LCK_M_IS)

7=Intent Update Lock (LCK_M_IU)

8=Intent Exclusive Lock (LCK_M_IX)

9=Shared with intent to Update (LCK_M_SIU)

10=Shared with Intent Exclusive (LCK_M_SIX)

11=Update with Intent Exclusive (LCK_M_UIX)

12=Bulk Update Lock (LCK_M_BU)

13=Key range Shared/Shared (LCK_M_RS_S)

14=Key range Shared/Update (LCK_M_RS_U)

15=Key Range Insert NULL (LCK_M_RI_NL)

16=Key Range Insert Shared (LCK_M_RI_S)

17=Key Range Insert Update (LCK_M_RI_U)

18=Key Range Insert Exclusive (LCK_M_RI_X)

19=Key Range Exclusive Shared (LCK_M_RX_S)

20=Key Range Exclusive Update (LCK_M_RX_U)

21=Key Range Exclusive Exclusive (LCK_M_RX_X)
32 Yes
NTDomainName nvarchar Windows domain to which the user belongs. 7 Yes
NTUserName nvarchar Windows user name. 6 Yes
ObjectID int System-assigned ID of the table for which lock escalation was triggered. 22 Yes
ObjectID2 bigint ID of the related object or entity. (HoBT ID for which the lock escalation was triggered.) 56 Yes
Offset int Starting offset of Transact-SQL statement. 61 Yes





58 Yes
RequestID int ID of the request containing the statement. 49 Yes
ServerName nvarchar Name of the instance of SQL Server being traced. 26 No
SessionLoginName nvarchar Login name of the user who originated the session. For example, if you connect to SQL Server using Login1 and execute a statement as Login2, SessionLoginName shows Login1 and LoginName shows Login2. This column displays both SQL Server and Windows logins. 64 Yes
SPID int ID of the session on which the event occurred. 12 Yes
StartTime datetime Time at which the event started, if available. 14 Yes
TextData ntext Text of the Transact-SQL statement that caused lock escalation. 1 Yes
TransactionID bigint System-assigned ID of the transaction. 4 Yes
Type int Lock escalation granularity:




5=OBJECT (table level)








57 Yes


The following example uses the sp_trace_create procedure to create a trace, uses sp_trace_setevent to add lock escalation columns to the trace, and then uses sp_trace_setstatus to start the trace. In statements such as EXEC sp_trace_setevent @TraceID, 60, 22, 1, the number 60 indicates the escalation event class, 22 indicates the ObjectID column, and 1 sets the trace event to ON.

DECLARE @RC int, @TraceID int;  
EXEC @rc = sp_trace_create @TraceID output, 0, N'C:\TraceResults';  
-- Set the events and data columns you need to capture.  
EXEC sp_trace_setevent @TraceID, 60,  1, 1; --  1 = TextData  
EXEC sp_trace_setevent @TraceID, 60, 12, 1; -- 12 = SPID  
EXEC sp_trace_setevent @TraceID, 60, 21, 1; -- 21 = EventSubClass  
EXEC sp_trace_setevent @TraceID, 60, 22, 1; -- 22 = ObjectID  
EXEC sp_trace_setevent @TraceID, 60, 25, 1; -- 25 = IntegerData  
EXEC sp_trace_setevent @TraceID, 60, 55, 1; -- 25 = IntegerData2  
EXEC sp_trace_setevent @TraceID, 60, 57, 1; -- 57 = Type  
-- Set any filter  by using sp_trace_setfilter.  
-- Start the trace.  
EXEC sp_trace_setstatus @TraceID, 1;  

Now that the trace is running, execute the statements that you want to trace. When they finish, execute the following code to stop and then close the trace. This example uses the fn_trace_getinfo function to get the traceid to be used in the sp_trace_setstatus statements.

-- After the trace is complete.  
DECLARE @TraceID int;  
-- Find the traceid of the current trace.  
SELECT @TraceID = traceid   
FROM ::fn_trace_getinfo(default)   
WHERE value = N'C:\TraceResults.trc';  
-- First stop the trace.   
EXEC sp_trace_setstatus @TraceID, 0;  
-- Close and then delete its definition from SQL Server.   
EXEC sp_trace_setstatus @TraceID, 2;  

See Also

sp_trace_setevent (Transact-SQL)
sys.dm_tran_locks (Transact-SQL)