Event tracing records information about system-defined and user-defined trace events to an event tracing target. A trace session is made up of trace events (specific points in the database server software or your SQL application) that collect information that is logged to a target. Targets are the location (such as a file) where the database server logs trace events.
The information that is logged during an event tracing session includes the information from the specified system- and user-defined trace events. Event tracing can be used to diagnose database server and application issues, including performance issues, on production databases.
System trace events These are trace events that the database server generates. Trace events are generated for operations such as starting or ending a checkpoint and starting or stopping a database. You can query the available system events and system event fields by using the sp_trace_events and sp_trace_event_fields system procedures. Event fields contain pertinent information about the event. System events are not maintained when you rebuild a database, and the set of system events that is available depends on the version of the database server. System trace events can change across major releases.
User trace events These trace events log information from an application to an event tracing session. User trace events are visible to all connections to the database. You can create a user trace event by using the CREATE TEMPORARY TRACE EVENT statement.
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