sys.fn_stmt_sql_handle_from_sql_stmt (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 (13.x) and later Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance

Gets the stmt_sql_handle for a Transact-SQL statement under given parameterization type (simple or forced). This allows you to refer to queries stored in the Query Store by using their stmt_sql_handle when you know their text.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions


    'query_sql_text' ,
    [ query_param_type
) [;]


Is the text of the query in the query store that you want the handle of. query_sql_text is a nvarchar(max), with no default.

Is the parameter type of the query. query_param_type is a tinyint. Possible values are:

  • NULL - defaults to 0

  • 0 - None

  • 1 - User

  • 2 - Simple

  • 3 - Forced

Columns Returned

The following table lists the columns that sys.fn_stmt_sql_handle_from_sql_stmt returns.

Column name Type Description
statement_sql_handle varbinary(64) The SQL handle.
query_sql_text nvarchar(max) The text of the Transact-SQL statement.
query_parameterization_type tinyint The query parameterization type.

Return code values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)



Requires the EXECUTE permission on the database, and DELETE permission on the query store catalog views.


The following example executes a statement, and then uses sys.fn_stmt_sql_handle_from_sql_stmt to return the SQL handle of that statement.

SELECT * FROM sys.databases;
SELECT * FROM sys.fn_stmt_sql_handle_from_sql_stmt('SELECT * FROM sys.databases', NULL);

Use the function to correlate Query Store data with other dynamic management views. The following example:

SELECT qt.query_text_id, q.query_id, qt.query_sql_text, qt.statement_sql_handle,
q.context_settings_id, qs.statement_context_id
FROM sys.query_store_query_text AS qt
JOIN sys.query_store_query AS q
    ON qt.query_text_id = q.query_id
CROSS APPLY sys.fn_stmt_sql_handle_from_sql_stmt (qt.query_sql_text, null) AS fn_handle_from_stmt
JOIN sys.dm_exec_query_stats AS qs
    ON fn_handle_from_stmt.statement_sql_handle = qs.statement_sql_handle;

See also