Database Journal
MS SQL Oracle DB2 Access MySQL PostgreSQL Sybase PHP SQL Etc SQL Scripts & Samples Tips Database Forum

» Database Journal Home
» Database Articles
» Database Tutorials
MS Access
SQL Scripts & Samples
» Database Forum
» Slideshows
» Sitemap
Free Newsletters:

By submitting your information, you agree that databasejournal.com may send you databasejournal offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that databasejournal believes may be of interest to you. databasejournal will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

News Via RSS Feed

Database Journal |DBA Support |SQLCourse |SQLCourse2

Featured Database Articles

Database News

Posted Jul 22, 2004

9 Steps to an Automated Trace

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

[From Windows & .NET Magazine ]

Profiler, SQL Server's built-in tracing feature, is an invaluable tool for performance tuning and debugging SQL Server applications. With it, you can trace every request a database application makes to SQL Server and use that data to improve performance. For example, if you run a Profiler trace during a long-running process, you might find that SQL Server is using a table scan, encountering table locks, or running into other performance-robbing events. In most cases, I run Profiler at the request of a developer who's trying to debug some tricky database code. Occasionally, if time permits, I go on a preemptive strike and run my favorite trace, the duration trace. This Profiler trace looks for processes accessing SQL Server that take more than 1 second. One second seems to be a good limit, letting you see the processes that are consuming the most resources without trapping everything.

The article continues at http://www.winnetmag.com/Article/ArticleID/43014/Windows_43014.html

Database News Archives

Comment and Contribute


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.



Latest Forum Threads
Database News Forum
Topic By Replies Updated
Efficient SQL Server Indexing by Design lcole 0 April 30th, 12:38 PM
Mine Oracle Database, SQL Server and Other Databases with Monarch Data Pump Pro V10.5 lcole 0 April 30th, 12:37 PM
Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware for Private Social Network Application lcole 0 April 30th, 12:31 PM
Oracle Database Maintains a Stronghold in the DBMS Market lcole 0 April 30th, 12:30 PM