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. 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.
- 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. View 4 alternatives to dbForge Event Profiler for SQL Server