Trigger not working on Sql 2008 server database from my laptop?

Posted on 2012-04-09
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

There are Entered_date and Enetered_by fields on each of tables.
The production database is on the network server. Those two fields are populated fine.
But when I test my application against a test database server on my laptop.
Two fields are not populated.

Two fields are populated by a trigger from this:

ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[AuditIns_tblxxxx]
   ON [dbo].[tblxxxx]


      update [dbo].[tblxxx]
      set Entered_date = current_timestamp, Entered_By = system_user
      from inserted i
      INNER JOIN [dbo].[tblxxx] t on i.[IdGuid] = t.[IdGuid];


So it looks like this line is not working when I run my sql server on my laptop.
set Entered_date = current_timestamp, Entered_By = system_user

Any suggestion as why it is not working?
Question by:dkim18
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Author Comment

ID: 37823261
It looks like the problem is the trigger is not running.
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wdosanjos earned 500 total points
ID: 37823303
The trigger might be disabled on the test database.  Run the following query to verify.  The is_disabled column should be 0 (zero) if the trigger is enabled.
  FROM [YourDatbase].[sys].[triggers]
  WHERE Name = 'AuditIns_tblxxxx'

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Author Comment

ID: 37823318
It didn't bring back any records.
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Expert Comment

ID: 37823336
Humm... try running the query without the WHERE clause.  BTW, has the trigger been created on your test database?
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Author Comment

ID: 37823357
A copy of the database was attached to my local sql server so it has the tiggers.
I can see it from the table's trigger property.

Author Comment

ID: 37823373
The production sql server brought back records with trigger names.
SELECT name, is_disabled FROM sys.triggers

But not from my local sql server.
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Expert Comment

ID: 37823381
Does SELECT * FROM [YourDatabase].[sys].[triggers] return any rows?
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Expert Comment

ID: 37823387
I'm not sure why that happened, but it seems the solution is to recreate the triggers on the test database.

Author Comment

ID: 37823393
You are right. The tiggers are not there on the local test server.
I am pretty sured I've seen them but not now I don't see them any more.

The my sql server just froze and I had to restart it but I don't see why the trigger would not be there.
All I did was attached the copy of the production database to my local test sql server.

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