SQL Trace for a Login

Malam Malam 121 Reputation points

I have two questions:

  1. How do I filter it to run for a very specific SQL Login? e.g. "sa"
  2. When a query from an SSIS is executed and failed, the Trace captures the failure but shows with "..." like @m... in the following error message. How do I get the full error and how do I know the the record it failed on?

Source: MyTask Execute SQL Task Description: Executing the query "declare @startDate datetime, @endDate dateTime, @m..." failed with the following error: "The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value."

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  1. Abdulhakim M. Elrhumi 351 Reputation points

    Run SQL Server Management Studio
    From menu select Tools
    choice item SQL server Profiler.
    trace view .

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  2. Erland Sommarskog 102.3K Reputation points

    I am not sure that I understand your question. You start talking about SQL Trace, but then all of a sudden you start to talk about SSIS. SQL Trace is a feature entirely unrelated to SSIS, but maybe you are talking about a trace in side SSIS (a tool that I don't know myself.)

    In any case, no trace can tell you which row you got the conversion failure. However, you can use try_convert for the conversion:

    try_convert(datetime, varcharvalue)

    With try_convert a conversion returns NULL but does not fail the query. You can use this to trap errors beforehand.

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  3. AmeliaGu-MSFT 13,961 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi MalamMalam-4042,

    How do I filter it to run for a very specific SQL Login? e.g. "sa"

    You can filter login name in the Trace Properties -> Events Selection tab ->Column Filters.


    Then in the Edit Filter dialog box, you can select LoginName and enter the login name in the Like section.


    How do I get the full error and how do I know the the record it failed on?

    You can try to implement logging in SSIS. With logging, you can capture run-time information about a package, helping you audit and troubleshoot a package every time it is run. For example, a log can capture the name of the operator who ran the package and the time the package began and finished.
    Please refer to this doc for more information.

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