SQL Log Analyzer Tool: Utility to Open and View LDF Files

SQL Log Analyzer Tool is a nifty utility which can be very useful for opening and reading Log Description Files (LDF Files). Read this detailed review with step by step instructions, to learn how to use this versatile tool.

SQL Server uses MDF file for storing main database and the associated LDF files for every log transactions. LDF file plays a very important role as it ensures the data integrity of each database at the time of disaster recovery. SQL Server log file contains all the records of every transaction and modifications made by each transaction. Hence, user needs to analyze SQL Server LDF files to check if any transaction is damaged/ interrupted and resolve them accordingly. In this article, we will be giving review of a third party tool, SQL Log Analyzer for the same purpose.

About the SQL Log Analyzer

The SQL Log Analyzer is a tool that has been designed to read, analyze all the SQL Server log file transactions. This Windows-based Tool gives preview of all transaction activity saved in LDF file like transaction name, table name, time, etc. It imposes no size limit on LDF file and exports the log file queries in multiple ways after analysis.

Versions of the SQL Log Analyzer Tool

Demo Version

This version is available free of cost for trial purpose to make user aware of the working and functionalities of the tool. However, it can preview only first 5 tables & the first 50 records of each table.

License Version

This version of the tool can be bought at the cost of $299 and it will overcome the above limitation of the trial version as it allows user to preview of all the records and exports them to desired format.

Highlighting Features of the Software

  • Supports preview of all the detailed information of each transaction saved in the SQL Server LDF file
  • SQL Server Log File Queries can be exported in three ways: SQL Server Database, SQL Server Compatible Scripts and CSV File.
  • Allows Selective tables extraction while exporting SQL LDF file queries to any of the desired formats

How SQL Log Analyzer works?

Launch SQL Log Analyzer and click on Open to add LDF/MDF files
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After adding the files, click on OK to start the scanning process
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A detailed scan report will be shown including no. of records, inserts, etc.
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Click on OK and preview the log file contents for each table and other details
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Select any transaction manually or all to export by clicking on Export option
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Choose the desired export options to save the SQL Server log file data
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Enter Database credentials, choose transaction record type or Filter if needed
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Specify the destination location to save the SQL Log file and click on Export.
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Product Information: SQL Log Analyzer Tool

Name of the ProductSQL Log Analyzer
Developed bySysTools
Latest VersionVersion 2.2
Size of the Product6 MB
Demo version-Cost and LimitFree and it preview first 5 tables & 50 records per table
Licensed Version-Cost and Limit$299 and it exports SQL Log file in multiple ways
Details of producthttp://www.sqlloganalyzer.repair-sql.net/

System Requirements

SpecificationsSQL Log Analyzer
OS SupportedWindows 10 & all below versions
Processor1 GHz Processor
RAM512 MB of RAM
Hard Disk Space20 MB


Provides Multiple Export Options

Works without MS SQL Server


Works on Offline Database only

MDF file is needed to analyze LDF


Keeping all the positive as well as negative points in mind, we can conclude that SQL Log Analyzer is a standalone application to read and analyze SQL Server log file transactions without MS SQL Server environment. Not only the tool gives the detailed analysis of each transaction, but it also provides multiple export options. The SQL Log Analyzer can be rated as 9.6/10, as it has few limitations such as MDF file is required for the analysis of LDF log files.


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