SysTools SQL Log Analyzer Tool

Read & Analyze SQL Server Log File (.ldf) Transactions

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  • Analyses of the SQL transaction Log (.ldf) file to identify critical changes in the record
  • Open, Read & Analyze all Microsoft SQL transactions: Insert, Update & Delete, & etc
  • SQL LDF Examination Tool to restore modified database back into SQL Server
  • Forensic Investigator can track who modified SQL table records in detail by Log Analyzer
  • Quick Scan to deeply examine log file & provide full visibility to database records
  • Open & Analyze all operation of a transaction(LDF) file Without MS SQL Server application
  • SQL Log Analyzer works on both Online & Offline SQL Database Environment
  • Support to fetch & view records from Live SQL database environment
  • Support For Advance SQL Data Type : Datetime2, datetimeoffset, sql_variant, hierarchyid, geometry & geography data types
  • Dynamic Filters to export only Selective transaction records after complete analyses
  • Display LDF info in SQL Scripts, CSV file or directly export to any SQL Server database
  • Auto-locate MDF to read schema of scanned Log File while opting Offline DB Option
  • Provide support to Unicode (Collation) property after exporting database
  • Supports MS SQL Server 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 & SQL Server 2005 LDF

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Open, View, Read, and Analyze MS SQL Server Transaction Log (.ldf) file with SQL LDF Viewer Tool

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List of Key Features in SysTools SQL LOG Analyzer

Deep Examination of SQL Log file to Glean all Detail of Every Transaction in Human-Readable Format

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Full Visibility to Live Database Records

SQL Log Analyzer tool allows user to connect with Online SQL Server Database using proper credentials to automatically fetch the Database & its records. This inbuilt feature provides user to connect to Live Database for accessing the transaction logs. The tool allows user to preview all the records within the database such as INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE on the preview pane.

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Analyze all SQL Log Transaction

SQL LDF Viewer provides the facility to Open, Read and Preview the complete log activity in a Microsoft SQL Server database. Activity preview includes; Transaction Name, Login Name, Transaction Time, Table Name, As SQL Server saves all its log activity and transaction details in .ldf file. So, it is easier to analyze it to detect the possible reason of SQL Server corruption and who deleted data from table in SQL Server.

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SQL LDF Data Corrutpion Fix

To avoid complete scanning of corrupt SQL Server database for restoration; the SQL LDF File Reader will be a great help. You only need to provide the last backup of your SQL log file with associated MDF file (Primary SQL database file). Software will Scan & Export the complete data into Live SQL Server Platform and SQL Server compatible format in minimum span of time; after thorough analysis. read more


Isolate Single Log Transactions

SQL LDF Reader scans and loads all the tables present in SQL database and generates a preview for all transaction activity saved in LDF file. It helps to view SQL Server transaction log with fields like: Transaction, Transaction time, Table name and Query. You can view the specific records on preview pane by clicking the desired transaction. It shows complete data along with column name.

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3 Options to Export SQL Log File

SQL LDF File Reader lets you export the SQL log file queries as SQL files in three different ways:

  • Export as SQL Server database
  • Export as SQL Server compatible SQL scripts
  • Export as CSV file

These exported queries as SQL files can be further used to get the corrupt SQL database in its working stage.

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Export as SQL Server Database

If you choose to export the SQL .ldf file queries directly to Live SQL Server database environment then, you need to provide the valid database credentials like: Server Name, Database Name, Username and its associated Password.

Note: Export the data on some other location in SQL Server in order to avoid the overwriting of existing database.

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SQL Server Compatible SQL Scripts

If you want to move recovered data to some other SQL Server database then, it is recommended to export the SQL LDF (Transaction) file queries in SQL Server compatible SQL scripts. This SQL script can be used to export the data on any SQL Server as per your requirement. read more

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Facility to Add LDF & MDF File

Using the SQL LDF Viewer software, you can add single SQL LDF file at a time and it will auto detect associated MDF file; if both are present at same location. Otherwise; you will need to separately browse the MDF file location. In case you want to recover the corrupt SQL Server database, you have to provide the LOG details of last backup of your SQL Server database.

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Complete Log (.ldf) File Investigation

With the help of SQL Log Analyzer, user can view any database operation either it is saved in Primary database file (MDF) or Secondary database file (NDF), if its transaction details available in Log file. Moreover, the software is supportive to the latest versions of SQL Server and analyze LDF file without any fail.

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Option to Sort Log File Elements

An auto sorting option is available within SQL LDF file Reader software to re-arrange order of the list of items. With this impeccable feature, SQL user can sort the elements according to their Properties like: Transaction, Transaction Time, Table Name, Transaction Name and Query.

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Export Selective Tables

While exporting the SQL ldf file queries, you can check or uncheck the tables to save only selected data. If you want to recover SQL LDF file data from any specific table then, select and export the specific database in Live SQL Server Database Environment, CSV or as SQL Server compatible Script.

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Log File Forensics Without SQL Server

SQL Server Log File Analyzer promotes the forensic analysis of Log files for examination of SQL Server activities. The software is a standalone tool to view Log file of SQL Server and doesn't need Microsoft SQL Server installed on the machine for analysis. Freely open and read records of Log file without the assistance of SQL Server.

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Support For Advance SQL Data Types

SQL Log File Viewer is integrated with incredible option that supports the Advance data type like Datetime2, datetimeoffset, sql_variant, hierarchyid, geometry & geography data types for the advance forensics of SQL Server 2019 & below versions Transaction Log files.

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Option to Save & Load Scanned Log File

With SQL Log Analyzer, user is free to save the scanned version of Transaction Log file in system for future use. A scanned copy of LOG can be saved as an STR file format to avoid rescanning it every time when there is a need to analyze the same transaction file records. Just load the saved STR to work on the scanned Log file & save time too.

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Read LDF On 64 Bit Windows Versions

Being a Windows based application; all versions of Windows Operating System are fully supported, including Windows 11 (64-bit), Windows 10 Home or Professional, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP. Both; 32 Bit & 64 Bit of Microsoft Windows are supported by SQL LDF Reader software.

SQL Log Analyzer Software Specifications
Download Tool & Read Transactions Logs to Rollback Changes

Software Download

Size : 9.46 MB

Version : 9.0

MD5 :be072ccdb8bae60b0bf7f6ce968270c4

Trial Limitations

Demo Version of SQL Log Analyzer Software provides 7 Days Free Trial to preview all the tables (50 records per table). Free Version does not provide option to export data

Software Specifications

Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space required

4 GB of RAM

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz

Application Pre-Requisites

  • Microsoft .NET framework 2.0 or above should be installed.
  • If you are using Windows 11 (64-bit), Windows 10/8.1/8/7, then please launch the tool as "Run as Administrator"
  • MDF File is required to analyze the database in offline mode
  • Exporting in Live SQL Server: SQL Server should be installed in the user system

Supported Edition

  • Microsoft Windows – 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit & 64-Bit), Windows 11 (64-Bit) & Windows Server 2008 / 2012 / 2016
  • SQL Server ‐ SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, & 2022.




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SysTools SQL Log Analyzer Feature Comparison

Get an Overview of SQL LDF Viewer Features - DEMO and Licensed Version

Features DEMO Version FULL Version
Add LDF File
Support SQL Server 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2 Database, 2005, & 2000
Windows 10 & All Other Previous Windows Version Supported
Supports to Access records from Live Database
Preview & Sort Log Fields Unlimited Tables Unlimited Tables
Preview Row of Selected Transaction 50 Records / Table Unlimited Tables
Multiple Filters Option Available in Full Version
Export Log File into SQL Server Database Available in Full Version
Export into SQL Server Compatible SQL Scripts or CSV Available in Full Version
Cost FREE $99

Frequently Asked Questions

Listed Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

What is the methodology to open & analyze Transaction file Via. SQL Server Transaction Log file Viewer ?

SQL Log Analyzer Software

You need to execute the below instructions to read a LDF file Via. Software.

  • Step 1: Download & Setup SysTools SQL Log Analyzer Software.
  • Step 2: Select DB options : Online or Offline to analyze Transaction file.
  • Step 3: View SQL log file transactions records of selected database.
  • Step 4: Click on Export to recover the database.
  • Step 5: You can use Filters to export desired type of SQL records of specific timeline.
  • Step 6: Select the environment in which you want to export the recovered records.
  • Step 7: At last, click on Export.
Does the SQL Log Reader Supports SQL Server 2012, 2014 & 2016, 2017, 2019 LDF File?

Yes, the LDF Viewer software support Microsoft SQL Server 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2005, & 2000 Transaction Log file. You can also open, preview and read the LDF file of SQL Server 2005 and 2008 / 2008 R2.

Highlighted Features of SQL Log viewer are mentioned as follows:

  • SQL Log Analyzer scan the LDF file in detailed manner
  • Facilty of Online or Offline option to open SQL Server log file
  • Option to preview selected database records
  • Sort transactions by Transaction, Login Name, Time, Table Name etc.
  • Export recovered records in three different ways

Yes, Windows 10 and all below versions of the Operating System are now supported by the LDF file analyzer.

SQL Server installation is not needed for analyzing transaction details. However, SQL Server environment is must if you want to export into SQL Server database

Yes, You can run this tool on SQL Server Version 2012 as well as Version 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 & 2022. And also databases created in SQL Server version 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2 are supported.

No, without an MDF file the tool will not process LDF file alone. You must have associated MDF file to see transaction records details of the respective LDF file.

Yes, the online DB option of this SQL Log reader help you to work on a live SQL Server environment and analyze the transaction logs of your database.

Yes, regardless of the form of damage caused, the tool gives all transaction info via. Name of Transaction (Insert, Update or Delete), Name of Table on which transaction was performed, Date & Time of Transaction and performed Query.

Yes, this software provides a facility to recover the deleted records if the database is in Simple Recovery Mode.

Yes, being a log analysis solution, the SQL LDF Reader Software is suitable for forensic usage and help to view SQL transaction log as well. It gives out all transaction details of SQL database components with date, time and actions performed.

Yes, SysTools SQL Log Reader allow you to view the Login Name of the person who has made changes on a specific table.

Using application, it is easy to get every single details executed on the database such as SQL Login Name, Transaction Name, Time of Transaction Execution, Table Name, Executed Query. This information can be used by the forensic investigator to analyze who did what on the SQL database.

Using tool, it is possible to open the dedicated log file of SQL Server regardless of its version, but not the backup file of LDF.

You can use the Offline DB Option of tool to view transaction log file without the assistance of SQL Server Management Studio. However, you need MDF file to read the schema of the database.

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