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The benefit of owning this SQL log file reader is, you can track all the transactional activities of your database with login detail, because of which you will be able to track who changed what in your database at certain times.
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.
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.
To avoid complete scanning of corrupt SQL Server database for recovery; 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.
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.
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:
These exported queries as SQL files can be further used to get the corrupt SQL database in its working stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Size : 7.98 MB
Version : 8.1
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
Hard Disk Space
100 MB of free hard disk space required
4 GB of RAM
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz 2.39GHz
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Get an Overview of SQL LDF Viewer Features - DEMO and Licensed Version
|Features||DEMO Version||FULL Version|
|Add LDF File|
|Support SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2 Database & 2005|
|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|
Frequently Asked Questions
Listed Commonly Asked Questions and Answers
You need to execute the below instructions to read a LDF file Via. Software.
Yes, the LDF Viewer software support Microsoft SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014 & 2012 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:
Yes, Windows 10 and all below versions of the Operating System are now supported by the ldf file recovery software.
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. 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 as well as database recovery program; 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.
What Clients Say
SysTools SQL Log Analyzer Software Verified Purchase Reviews
A meager carelessness from SQL Server administrators ended up with a corrupt SQL database. Coming across the SQL Log Analyzer tool via online search results made us familiar with its excellent facilities that made things easier, precise and guaranteed. Thank you!
Vanessa Bruni, Russia
SQL Server ldf Viewer is one of the finest applications that I have worked with till present date. We had been trying to restore MDF database using LOG files of the same but failed poorly. That's when a client of our organization suggested using this application that demanded - No efforts or time.
Kacy Karren, London