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Tracing statements in SQL Server 2000

Use SQL Profiler in your production environment to target poorly performing T-SQL commands in SQL Server 2000 and SQL 2005. Microsoft database expert Michelle Gutzait guides you through SQL Trace, from how to use trace definition through incorporating SSIS/DTS packages into the process. Locate problematic T-SQL commands and send the reports to your SQL Server development team.

In SQL Server 2000:

Create a new trace and choose the following events:

Choose the minimal amount of columns (don't forget to add the DatabaseID):

Note: The data columns shown above, make up the minimum list of necessary columns.

Choose the filters, for example:

  • CPU > 500
  • Duration > 500 (half a second)
  • Reads > 10,000
  • Writes > 5000

    Run the trace and script it:

    Targeting SQL Profiler to determine performance problems
     Home: Introduction
     Step 1: Tracing statements in SQL Server 2000
     Step 2: Tracing statements in SQL Server 2005
     Step 3: How to use SQL Trace definition
     Step 4: Script example for SQL Trace
     Step 5: SQL Trace results in SQL Profiler

    Michelle Gutzait works as a senior databases consultant for ITERGY International Inc., an IT consulting firm specializing in the design, implementation, security and support of Microsoft products in the enterprise. Gutzait has been involved in IT for 20 years as a developer, business analyst and database consultant. For the last 10 years, she has worked exclusively with SQL Server. Her skills include database design, performance tuning, security, high availability, disaster recovery, very large databases, replication, T-SQL coding, DTS packages, administrative and infrastructure tools development, reporting services and more.
    Copyright 2007 TechTarget

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