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Eliminate Unnecessary Calls By Using SQL Trace to Examine Client/Server Traffic

Eliminate Unnecessary Calls By Using SQL Trace to Examine Client/Server Traffic

SQL Trace can monitor, filter, and record all of the calls sent from the client applications to the server. It often reveals unexpected application overhead due to unnecessary calls to the server.

It might be a good idea to use SQL Trace, which ships with SQL Server 6.5, to examine the client/server traffic generated by your application. Many commands that are being sent to the server may not be generated by the application and are instead sent by the data access interface being used. Often these extra commands can be avoided by changing a property or an option in the interface and without affecting the functionality of the application. Examining the SQL Trace log file can help improve the application’s performance by letting the user have a better understanding of the how the application interacts with the database.

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