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X-Factor
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 03/06/2004 :  10:26:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there,

How can I decode the transaction log without buying an expensive piece of software?

How do the people who write such software know how to decode the tr log?

Cheers,

I.

robvolk
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Posted - 03/06/2004 :  10:44:00  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What do you want to decode?

BTW Log Explorer isn't really all that expensive, considering the time and effort it undoubtedly took to create it in the first place.
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X-Factor
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

392 Posts

Posted - 03/06/2004 :  11:43:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have some values in a database that I'm completely baffled as to how they happened to get like that.

I wanted to look over the transaction and see how the records have changed so I can ultimately debug the application making the modifications.

X.

Edited by - X-Factor on 03/06/2004 11:52:00
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tkizer
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Posted - 03/06/2004 :  23:39:22  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
DBCC LOG is what to use to get the information, but I've never been able to get it to work. I believe there are some examples in the forums here. I would strongly recommend using Log Explorer.

Tara
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