SQL Trace Terminology
The following terms describe the key concepts of SQL Trace.
The occurrence of an action within an instance of the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine.
An attribute of an event.
A type of event that can be traced. The event class contains all of the data columns that can be reported by an event.
A group of related event classes.
A collection of events and data returned by the Database Engine.
To collect and monitor events in an instance of SQL Server.
A collection of event classes, data columns and filters that identify the types of events to be collected during a trace.
Criteria that limit the events that are collected in a trace.
A file created when a trace is saved.
In SQL Server Profiler, a file that defines the event classes and data columns to be collected in a trace.
In SQL Server Profiler, a table that is created when a trace is saved to a table.