Server.ReadErrorLog Method (Int32)

Enumerates the specified SQL Server error log.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)


Public Function ReadErrorLog ( _
    logNumber As Integer _
) As DataTable
Dim instance As Server
Dim logNumber As Integer
Dim returnValue As DataTable

returnValue = instance.ReadErrorLog(logNumber)
public DataTable ReadErrorLog(
    int logNumber
DataTable^ ReadErrorLog(
    int logNumber
member ReadErrorLog : 
        logNumber:int -> DataTable 
public function ReadErrorLog(
    logNumber : int
) : DataTable


  • logNumber
    Type: System.Int32
    An Int32 value that specifies the index number of the error log required. Error logs are listed 0 through 9 where 0 is the current error log and 9 is the oldest.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable
A StringCollection system object value that contains an enumerated list of errors from the specified SQL Server error log.



Server srv = new Server("(local)");

DataTable d = srv.ReadErrorLog(1);
foreach (DataRow r in d.Rows)
   foreach(DataColumn c in d.Columns)
      Console.WriteLine(c.ColumnName + " = " + r[c].ToString());


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")

$d = $srv.ReadErrorLog(1)
foreach ($r in $d.Rows)
   Write-Host "============================================"
   Foreach ($c in $d.Columns)
      Write-Host $c.ColumnName "=" $r[$c]