IdealSqlTracer Alternatives

    IdealSqlTracer is described as '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'. There are three alternatives to IdealSqlTracer for Windows and SQL Server Management Studio. The best alternative is Sql Server Profiler. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server or ClearTrace.

    This page was last updated Feb 9, 2021

    1. 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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    2. dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server is a free tool for capturing and analyzing SQL Server events. The events and data columns are stored in a physical trace file for later examination.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      ClearTrace imports SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2000 trace and Profiler files into SQL Server and displays summary performance information.
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