Critical Status - Database-Oriented Issues Plus

It seems that everything has a critical status, especially when it comes to databases and software development! Here's a place for listing issues and ideas relating to database and development issues. I'll list problems and ideas mainly related to SQL Server 2005. Post your thoughts, advice or complaints! Later this year will be the 25th anniversary of being in the trenches of the IT industry. I specialize in database applications development. I'd like to share my experiences with everyone and learn of those of others. You never stop learning.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

LogParser 2.2

just completed parsing an IIS log into SQL Server with a tool I found yesterday. LogParser 2.2, which can be downloaded from MS downloads. check with the MS IIS site you can parse a wide variety of log files from system logs like the event log to SQL Server logs to IIS logs. You have to do a little work from the command line, but I like the tool. I generally prefer a nice user friendly gui but this gets the job done when you understand the params.

also, about a month or so ago i downloaded an XML editor i remember from several years ago that several developers i knew really liked. its much improved and i highly recommend it - XML Notepad. Its a VS 2007 tool. give it a whirl. It made understanding the XML data in my GPS much easier. web configs are much clearer especially changes are made in a hurry. it can also "beautify" the xml code making life a little easier!

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