Filtering Traces & XEs

Erin Stellato explains how to filter trace files and Extended Events:

Extended Events

Filtering events from an Extended Events file is even easier. Open the .xel file within Management Studio, then select Extended Events | Filters (you can also select the Filters icon in the Extended Events toolbar).

This may be the only case in which XE is easier than a trace…

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