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fn_trace_gettable Function

Posted By: Sarita Patel     Category: SQL Server     Views: 6408

This article explains about fn_trace_gettable function in sql server with examples.

fn_trace_gettable returns trace file information in a table format. It provides a mechanism for querying trace data stored in a file (trace_filename.trc). fn_trace_gettable can be used in a SELECT...INTO statement to load the data in the file into a SQL Server table.

Syntax of fn_trace_gettable Function :

fn_trace_gettable( [ @filename= ] filename, [ @numfiles = ] number_files)

[ @filename= ] filename specifies the initial trace to be read. filename is of type nvarchar(256).

[ @numfiles = ] number_files specifies the number of rollover files, including the initial file specified in filename, to be read. number_files is of type int. Users may specify the default value "default" to tell SQL Server to read all rollover files until the end of the trace.

It returns a table with all the valid columns. 

Examples of fn_trace_gettable Function :

Example 1 : Use of fn_trace_gettable function in select clause 

SELECT * INTO Customer_trc
FROM    ::fn_trace_gettable(c:\Customer_trace.trc", default)

Above example calls the function as part of a SELECT...INTO statement and returns a table that can be loaded into SQL Profiler.


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