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How to view Trigger in Profiler

dba123 asked
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I'm trying to figure out why I can't see my trigger fire off in SQL 2005 Profiler.  Which propety should I enable the trace to monitor in order to see any triggers that have been fired on my tables?
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Erm, not sure if this is what you are after. For DML triggers,

Knowing Triggers are really stored procedure under a disguise, using SQL Server Profiler, create new trace and trace on stored procedure such as STMTSTARTING.

For example if I have a DML trigger on Table_1,

ALTER TRIGGER [testDMLTrig]      
ON [dbo].[Table_1]
AS RAISERROR ('Notify Customer Relations', 16, 10)

In the profiler, you would see "RAISERROR('....)" in STMTSTARTING and STMTCOMPLETED lines.

Unfortunately I don't see where in SQL Profiler allows you to see the name of the trigger though. Any experts out there that know otherwise?

Now of course the other very premitive way, is you can always insert a record into another user defined table whenever a specific trigger that you are trying to monitor get fired off.


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Top Expert 2006
follow these steps
1. In new trace connect to server
2.In Trace properties inside profiler
3.Click on event Selection
4.Check  Show All Events (to view all the events)
5.Enable Sp_StmtStarting, Sp_StmtCompleted check box

Let us know if you need furter assistance.

thank you for agreeing with me imran_fast.
Top Expert 2006

sorry didn't read your post carefully.

dba123, does this answer your question? if no, please let know.


well that's stupid that you can't see the name of the trigger...what a joke MS.
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