dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server Alternatives

    dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server is described as 'free tool for capturing and analyzing SQL Server events. The events and data columns are stored in a physical trace file for later examination'. There are four alternatives to dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server for Windows. The best alternative is ExpressProfiler, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server are Sql Server Profiler (Paid), Datawizard SQL Profiler (Paid) and IdealSqlTracer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 29, 2021

    1. ExpressProfiler (aka SqlExpress Profiler) is a simple and fast replacement for SQL Server Profiler with basic GUI and integration with Red Gate Ecosystem project.
    2. 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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    3. Datawizard SQL Profiler (ex. AnjLab SQL Profiler) takes profiling beyond the database. Instantly trace SQL performance across servers, apps, users, and connections.
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      • Windows
      IdealSqlTracer is a simple, free, open source alternative to SQL Profiler that formats all of the sql behind a web page or desktop app. It puts the formatted sql in notepad so that you can easily copy it to SSMS.
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