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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Application for "Replaying" a Table

    I'm on a quest to find a way to "replay" a selected time range of records
    from a table. The purpose is to simulate the pace and content of the records
    in the table exactly as they were parsed during run-time. The ideal solution
    would read records from a source table and write them to a destination table
    as per a specified pace, i.e clock speed, 1/2 clock speed, 4x clock speed.

    Just looking to see if there's something available currently before I jump
    in and develop my own solution.

    Thanks,

    Chris

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    You can get about 85% of what you want from SQL Profiler, although it doesn't quite get you there without some help in the form of a small app... You might even be able to do this with a SQL script, but that would be much more of a challenge.

    -PatP

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    SQL Profiler isn't going to help him replay the activity. He wants some kind of load simulator.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
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    Yeah, a tool something like LoadRunner would be ideal, but you can get better than 85% of the way there using SQL Profiler to record the data into a table, then a small app to play the captured activity into another database. Not everybody has deep enough pockets to make load testing tools a snap decision... Most of us need to budget for them, sometimes for a couple of years before we get the cool toys to play with. Having a simple kludge like I've described to show what you can do with this kind of tool makes it a lot easier to sell!

    -PatP

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