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LogParser Quicker than SSIS, easier than BCP @fatherjack / firstname.lastname@example.org
Who on Earth is Jonathan Allen? Twitter.com/fatherjack
Who on Earth is Jonathan Allen? Local Government 13 years – accountancy/tax collection. Systems engineer and DBA since 1999 SQL Server 6.5, 7, 2000, 2005 and 2008 Blog, Twitter, PASS Chapter leader - SQL South West PASS UK Regional Mentor
LogParser in 60 minutes Download Interface Syntax Some examples of LogParser in use Common problems and how to deal with them Help + support
LogParser modes Query Execution Mode (default) – Reads from Input and writes to Output Conversion Mode – Relates to working with W3C/IIS formats Defaults Override Mode – Used to change defaults to popular settings Help Mode – LOGPARSER -h
Common uses Rapid import of data from multiple files/sources/locations. Filtering, aggregation of data during import. Importing text data. Monitoring of enterprise event logs.
LogParser Security considerations Source data connections are vulnerable If a checkpoint file is used make sure it is secure to prevent undesirable results by using ACL on secure network location. Usernames, passwords and data are sent in plain text by default so should be used advisedly over a network. Consider using ODBC.
Tips and tricks #01 Both * and % are wildcards – be careful Use –fixcolnames Use –queryinfo to diagnose issues Use –h to get help …
Tips and tricks #02 Help: -h GRAMMAR : SQL Language Grammar -h FUNCTIONS [ ] : Functions Syntax -h EXAMPLES : Example queries and commands -h -i: : Help on -h -o: : Help on -h -c : Conversion help E.g. LogParser -h -evtorLogParser -h functions
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