SQL Server Deadlock Troubleshooting with SQL Profiler

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One method to troubleshoot SQL Server Deadlocks is to use the SQL Profiler.

In SQL Profiler, in a new trace, select the Events Selection tab and expand Locks:

Select the Deadlock graph:

Run the code that causes a deadlock. In profiler, you will now see a line for the Deadlock graph. Selecting it will show the graph with the process that succeeded and did not succeed:

Hovering over the graph shows the SQL trying to be executed:

 

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