March 21, 2010

Profiler for SQL Server 2005/2008 Express Edition

During an interaction session with one of my clients, they popped up a question – Is it possible to use a profiler in SQL Server Express Editions to see how queries are being resolved? I had no answer as I knew that SQL Server profiler was not supported on Express Edition

On doing some research, I found a nice tool that lets you profile SQL Express Databases. It’s called “SQL Server 2005/2008 Express Profiler”. SQL Server Express Edition Profiler provides most of the functionality a standard profiler does, such as choosing events to profile, setting filters, etc.

I hope you find the tool useful!

What’s a SQL Server Profiler?

SQL Server Profiler shows how SQL Server resolves queries internally. This allows administrators to see exactly what Transact-SQL statements or Multi-Dimensional Expressions are submitted to the server and how the server accesses the database or cube to return result sets.

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4 Responses to "Profiler for SQL Server 2005/2008 Express Edition"
  1. Ovidiu Rus said...
    March 23, 2010 at 6:10 AM

    Thanks for the link!

  2. Kirste Purt said...
    March 24, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Dude this is an awesome blog!

  3. Tom said...
    January 6, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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  4. Tom said...
    January 6, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    This works great when replaying trace results


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