I have a requirement for tracking some usage on a table that will be getting retired in the next year and feel that I could get the pertinent data (stored procedures and in-line sql being used against it) from the transaction logs. I've see some expensive purchased options out there for reading the logs but I was wondering if anybody knew of any opensource solutions or some sample code of how to parse these logs?
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Logs are proprietary and those solutions are expensive because it is not simple and the average person does not know how to do it. Since you're using SQL Server 2008, have you considered some other more accessible options, such as:
I wrote about some of these here (before 2008 was released):
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