Returns the binary version of the gtrid component of an ASCII XA transaction ID.


xa_gtrid(xactname, int)




If an external transaction is blocked on the SAP ASE server and you are using sp_lock and sp_transactions to identify the blocking transaction, you can use the XA transaction manager to terminate the global transaction. However, when you execute sp_transactions, the value of xactname it returns is in ASCII string format, while XA Server uses an undecoded binary value. Using xa_gtrid thus allows you to determine the gtrid portion of the transaction name in a format that can be understood by the XA transaction manager.

xa_gtrid returns:

  • The translation version of tis string that follows the first “_” (underscore) and preceeds either the second “_” or end-of-string value, whichever comes first.

  • NULL if the transaction ID cannot be decoded, or is in an unexpected format.

Note: xa_gtrid does not perform a validation check on the xid, but only returns a translated string.

See also sp_lock, sp_transactions in Reference Manual: Procedures.


ANSI SQL – Compliance level: Transact-SQL extension.


Any user can use xa_gtrid.

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