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Loading the SQL Server Error Log into a Table

Jeff Mlakar shows how you can load the SQL Server error log into a table:

Why Not Just Use the File System?

When possible I prefer to go into the file system and open the SQL Server error logs in a text editor e.g. Notepad++ or UltraEdit. However, there are sometimes you may have access to a SQL Server instance but not be able to RDP or otherwise scan the file system.

That’s where this comes in – straight T-SQL.

Click through for demos.