Trace and Profiler in Visual Foxpro

Posted on 2003-10-21
Last Modified: 2006-11-17

Is there any tool available for Visual Foxpro Trace.

Ex. Sql server 7.0/2000 provide profiler to find out which are the SCRIPTS running against the database like that is there any tool from microsoft or any other 3rd party tool which i can use for the same purpose.

If somebody can immediately reply this, it will be gratefull............

Thanks and Regards,
Question by:lkiran
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 9600051
Hi Kiran,

Assuming you are using VFP IDE and are running/can run the source code:

There are tools built into the Development version of Visual Foxpro.  If you are running the source code (??), you can instruct the Debugger to do both Event Tracking and/or Coverage Logging.  If you want to see what code is running when, from the Debugger, select Tools->Coverage Logging and follow the prompts.  When you then run your source code, it will be logged.  You can optionally use the VFP Coverage Profiler to more easily dicipher the results.

If this doesn't apply, maybe you can expand on what you are wanting to do.


Author Comment

ID: 9605099
Hi Rod,

Thanks for the quick Update, but I am looking at the database level tracing ....  I.e., I wanted to trace only those  events that happens at database side.  Ex. Select,UPdate,Insert,Deleting,Insert into etc....

Whatever you have suggested, I works for the applications side tracing, but I am not getting those events which are happening at the database side....  Is there any way to get only those events.....

NOTE : I am using VFG 7.0.

Thanks and Regards,

Accepted Solution

Rodc earned 25 total points
ID: 9606661

Starting with VFP7.0, you do have access to Database Events.  See the Help file for "Using DBC Events" & "Adding code to a DBC Event".  These differ from a SQL Server model in that in VFP, Database Events pertain to the DBC-Level functions which does not include Table-Level functions.  

If you want/need Table-Level operations - as you suggest above - "Select/Update/Insert/Delete", etc, I'm thinking you'd add a function call to each tables Insert/Update/Delete Triggers (Modify Table - Table tab).  The code can reference an external program or a function in the Database Stored Procedure.  It make take a little code to do that but you have full control over what you log/trace, etc.

Hope that helps.


Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many companies are looking to get out of the datacenter business and to services like Microsoft Azure to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions for legacy client server workloads, rather than continuing to make capital investments in h…
In this series, we will discuss common questions received as a database Solutions Engineer at Percona. In this role, we speak with a wide array of MySQL and MongoDB users responsible for both extremely large and complex environments to smaller singl…
Video by: Steve
Using examples as well as descriptions, step through each of the common simple join types, explaining differences in syntax, differences in expected outputs and showing how the queries run along with the actual outputs based upon a simple set of dem…
This is a high-level webinar that covers the history of enterprise open source database use. It addresses both the advantages companies see in using open source database technologies, as well as the fears and reservations they might have. In this…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question