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Tracking Value Changes in SQL Server

Tomas Zika wants to track a change:

This time a colleague from work asked how to best find a culprit that has been changing a specific cell in a table. It could be an automated process, application logic, application user or even an ad-hoc statement – we didn’t know. The table has many different access patterns, some of which are frequent. Ideally, we don’t want to monitor everything and sift through it.

We wanted to learn the who, the how and then ask why? If you like to know the whole journey, read on. Otherwise, you can skip to section Eureka moment

Click through for the Eureka moment. It is important to embrace the power of “and.”