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How To Create a Server Side Trace On SQL Server


The most practical way to prepare a Server Side Trace is to use the SQL Server Profiler. First, open Profiler, select the desired Events and fields, put the filter you want.

Then click the “Run” button in the “Trace Properties” window to start Trace and stop it instantly.

To get Trace’s Script, you must follow the path below.

File-> Export-> Script Trace Definition-> For SQL Server 20xx – 20xx…

You can run the generated script directly in the Query Editor after you change the “InsertFileNameHere” value in the Script (please read the descriptions in the Script) and your Server Side Trace will start running.


About Ekrem Önsoy

The original article was written in Turkish by Ekrem Önsoy and translated to English by dbtut with the consent of the author. The copyright of the article belongs to the author. The author shall not be liable in any way for any defect caused by translation.

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