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Topic # 113847 29-Jan-2013 21:24
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Hi There!

I need to get a record of what has changed in a SQL DB between two steps in an application. I don't have a lot of experience with SQL so I am hoping this is reasonably straightforward thing to do.

Thanks very much in advance. There are about 200 tables, most of which are small.

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  Reply # 752944 29-Jan-2013 21:44
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freitasm: Something like TRacking changes in your database?



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  Reply # 752947 29-Jan-2013 21:47
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freitasm: Or perhaps this SQL Server Change Tracking on Table which has some examples and queries showing how to track it.


I don't think this would work for me, since it requires tables to be specifically tracked individually. 

I was kind of hoping for a snapshot and compare solution.

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  Reply # 752948 29-Jan-2013 21:49
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There are compare products around, but I don't know any that are free. Check Idera and RedGate for this kind of software.




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  Reply # 752949 29-Jan-2013 21:51
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is this a one-off debugging sort of thing, or are you looking to log changes and do something with them?

If its a debugging sort of thing, use SQL Profiler, point it at a sql server and tell it to capture queries and stored procedures. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181091.aspx




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