Executing Queries on Trace Data

Updated: April 11, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

In the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MS DTC), trace data is identified by trace header tags, which makes it possible for users to perform queries on the data. Trace header tags are assigned to data such as process IDs, thread IDs, time stamps, transaction globally unique identifiers (GUIDs), and message names.

Trace header tags make it possible for users to perform the following tasks:

  • Sort and filter trace data

  • Combine subqueries using the AND and OR logical operators so that users can make detailed queries.

  • Merge data from separate trace log files so that users can view data for distributed transactions

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