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Posted - 06/20/2013 :  09:08:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I am new to SQL SERVER administration. Last week we faced one problem during the internal testing of a newly developed application. While testing was going on few unwanted rows were inserted in to one table. We could not find from where this data is coming as the trace was not enabled.
Is it possible now to find out which DB user\application was responsible for this?
Can we find the reason by reading the Transaction Log on this particular date or between two dates?

Thank you.

James K
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Posted - 06/20/2013 :  15:01:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't think it is possible to get this information unless you had some kind of auditing turned on. It would be a very difficult task to read the log file to get this information, if that is possible at all. Log file is geared towards documeting transactions in a form readable by the SQL engine for rollbacks, roll forwards etc.
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Posted - 06/22/2013 :  10:51:36  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
it is possible to read the active portion of the transaction log using ::fn_dblog - read more on -

if you're in a situation to look for the recent DML operations some further ideas on -

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