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Let us use the database AdventureWorksLT
Let us select the table "[SalesLT].[Address]"
The below image shows what all collums are listed in the table when we sun a select statement.

Step 1:Create blocking

Now Let us create blocking on this by running the below script
UPDATE [AdventureWorksLT].SalesLT.Address 
SET City = 'Dallas'
WHERE AddressID = 9
we did not commit the transaction so the SQl-server is expecting the commit to release the lock

Step 2: Access the same table in a different query window

Try to access the same table
At this point when one table is under updation the table gets locked for updation inorder to simulate that we need to open a new query window and run the below script which will keep waiting.
SELECT * FROM [AdventureWorksLT].[SalesLT].[Address]

Step 3:

Now if you run a select statement in a new window it will keep waiting for ever as shown below

Step 4:

Lets check for blocking by running the below statement's

From the image we can see that the Sometimes this does does not work and is currently an open issue with the below versions of SQL-Server

  • SQL-server 2005
    SQL-server 2008
    SQL-SERVER 2012

  • Step 5:

    hence instead of depending on the "DBCC OPENTRAN" Command we can use alternatives like the below for locating the blocker
    We can run the below command
    Select * from sys.sysprocesses where open_tran>0; 

    when we run the below comannad we can clearly identify
    1)The SPID which has locked the tabele.
    2)The SPID which is waiting for the lock to be released
    so The image below clearly shows that SPID 53 is the lead blocker which blocked SPID 56

    Step 6:Verifying

    let us verify whatt SPID Belong's to what
    dbcc inputbuffer (56)

    Step 7:

    Now before we clear that blocking by "KILL" COMMAND
    let us verify the following by running the below queries.

    from the above Image its clearly evident that SPID 56 is the main culprit open transaction which is causing the blocking.

    Step 7:kill

    now lets kill the process by running the below code
    KIll (56)

    Step 3:Verifying the block removal

    After we kill the process we will automatically see the the query getting executed
    you can download the Script here here