SQL Log Analyzer

Read SQL Server Transaction Log File & Extract Data from Log File With SQL Log Viewer

  • Analyze SQL Server transaction log: Insert, Update, Delete
  • Read SQL Log file as per Transaction, Name, Time, Table Name, & Query
  • Two options to open SQL LDF File – Online & Offline DB options
  • Preview every detail of transaction log file before SQL log recovery
  • Open SQL log file of SQL Server 2019 2017, 2016, 2014 & all below versions.
  • Export transaction logs to Live SQL Server Database,SQL Scripts or CSV format
  • Export selected transaction logs by applying Date & Record Filter during export task
  • Capable to provide support for Unicode (Collation) during recovery of database
  • Support Advanced Data Types like hierarchyid, datetimeoffset, sql_variant, Datetime2 etc
  • Engineered to open transaction log file on Windows Operating System platform.

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SQL Log Analyzer to Read SQL Server Database Transaction Log

SQL Server stores its data in two different files formats. The first one is master database file (.mdf) which keeps physical entries and second is transaction log file (.ldf) which keeps all the transaction log activities. The log file contains very crucial information because it captures all the transaction log activities performed in a database. However, they cannot be easily read as a normal doc file. Therefore, SQL log file viewer is deployed when user wants to open SQL Server database transaction log file. The software has self-guided & navigable graphical user interface that makes it easy-to-operate utility. The freeware version of utility is available to only open and view SQL transaction logs.

Key Features of SQL Transaction Log Reader Tool

Analyze SQL Transaction Log

Analyze SQL Log File (LDF)

View SQL database transaction log details like Delete, Insert, Update in a readabel formart in a structured data type manner.

Preview Log Activities

Preview SQL Log Activities

Using SQL Server Database Transaction Log File Viewer, users can get information about -SQL Login Name, Transaction Name, Time of Transaction Execution, Table Name, Executed Query.

Export SQL Data

Export SQL Query

Export Database to three different platform:

  • Export SQL Server Database
  • SQL Compatible script
  • CSV File
Recover Deleted Records From .ldf File

Perform SQL Server Transaction Log Recovery

Perform deleted transaction log recovery of SQL database by analysing log file transaction DELETE operation and easily restore deleted data records back into SQL Server.

Recover and Export

No Need of SQL Server

View SQL log file transactions without SQL Server live environment as well as recover and export the data on local machine in SQL compaible scripts.

Save Selected Tables data

Export Records of Need Only

This feature helps to save your time by exporting seleted tables as per your need. Thus this selective Export feature prevent wastage of user's precious time.

Support SQL and Windows Version

Supports SQL Server 2019

The Microsoft SQL Server Transaction Log Viewer is engineered to read .ldf file of Microsoft SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 and SQL Server 2005 as well as it setup on Windows OS.


Filter & Sort Log Attributes

The SQL log file reader helps to sort the elements according to there type like tables, transcastions operations, Date, Time, Tables

Superlative Way to Recover Deleted Data From SQL Log File


It is preferred to recover deleted data from SQL Server transaction log file using SQL log analyzer tool.

The SQL log file reader analyzes log file (.ldf) transactions and automatically detects the associated MDF files that are corrupted. This avoids the scanning of entire MDF files in the database which would otherwise take more time. The recovery process speeds up because of the following characteristics of log files:

  • Use in Forensic Investigation – The SQL Server LDF files are very small in size as it does not contain primary data but only consists of transaction information. Therefore, the investigator can read this log and analyze who altered the database records.
  • LDF Transactions – Observing LDF activity such as Transaction, Time, Table Name, Transaction Name and Query makes analyzing process easy and rapid, which in return makes SQL recovery process quick.
  • LDF Log Activity - The SQL queries like INSERT, DELETE, UPDATE play a big role in analyzing and recognizing spoilt log files speedily. Reciprocally, SQL transaction log viewer helps in tracking the transaction log activities of a database.
  • Recover Deleted Data In Simple Recovery Mode - The SQL log Analyzer tool built with such features that it can recover accidentally deleted data from a table in SQL Server database if the database is in Simple recovery mode or if you don't have any recent backup of your transaction logs.

Download SQL Server Transaction Log Reader


MS SQL Server Transaction Log Viewer

Version 7.0
Size 8.21 MB
SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2005 & 2000
Win OS 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & All Below Versions
Minimum RAM 4GB
Hard Disk Space 100 MB
Demo version enables free 7 days trial to open, view and analyze the Transaction Log file of Microsoft SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 and SQL Server 2005 with Online and Offline options.

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Frequently Asked Questions - Microsoft SQL Server Transaction Log Viewer

How to read SQL Server database transaction Log file Via. SQL Log Analyzer Software?
Steps to view transaction of a LDF file:
  1. Launch SQL Server Transaction Log Reader On Windows Platform.
  2. Select Scan options: Online DB or Offline DB to check SQL transaction logs.
  3. Analyze Transaction logs once the scanning process completed.
  4. View transactions by Executed Query, Login Name, Time, Table Name etc.
  5. Click on Export to restore database records.
  6. Select Filters & Environment to move recovered table record(s).
  7. Finally, click on Export.
Does this SQL log analyzer application able to view deleted records of a database?
Yes, The software solution is capable of reading all the records - Insert, Update & Delete performed in a database.
Is it possible to read the database log file of SQL Server version 2014?
Yes The SQL Database Transaction log reader is capable to open SQL log file of version 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005 without any fail.
Does the SQL log file reader required the assistance of .mdf file to view the records of SQL transaction log?
Yes, To read the SQL log file transactions, the associated .mdf file of a database is required to process the .ldf file. When the user opt the Online DB option of the software, then MDF & LDF file of selected database is browsed automatically. On the other hand, selecting Offline DB option let you to browse the LDF and MDF manually. In case, the log file & MDF file is available at the same location, then primary database file gets auto-located while uploading the LDF file.
Can I read SQL Server transaction log file with this SQL Log Analyzer tool in the absence of SQL Server environment?
Yes, the SQL Database Transaction log viewer is able to load, preview, and export recovered or deleted records of LDF file without the assistance of SQL Server Environment.
Is It Possible to recover mistakenly deleted records from SQL database table?
Yes, Software is engineered to recover accidentally or intentionally deleted data from transaction log file in SQL Server if the database is in Simple recovery mode.
Can I track the users who have deleted records from my table in SQL Server?
Yes, SQL Server Transaction Log Reader is capable to track the users Login Name who perform certain transactional activities in SQL database table.
Is it possible to open the SQL Server Transaction Log backup file with this software?
No, the application can open only the file which has extension .log only. No other files are processed by the SQL Log Viewer.

Client Reviews of SQL Log Analyzer Tool

Steven Andrick, Melbourne


The SQL Server Log File Viewer not only helps in detecting corruption roots in SQL database files but also helps in forensic analysis of a SQL Server log file to a greater extent. My experience of working with SQL transaction log analyzer was awesome as it helped in resolving a case by analyzing the LDF file of SQL Server 2000 thoroughly. I would suggest this software solution to all forensic investigative authorities as well.

Stephen, Australia


I had some table's in my database which was accessible to many users. While I was making a report I inqueried records from my tables and I found that there are some records which are missing from my tables. I tried fn_dblog() but it is not helpful as it do not provide nay relevant information. At last I tried this SQL transaction log viewer and tracked all users who deleted records from my database tables.In fact, the freeware tool is also available that provide the preview of Log file details.

Serena Asquith, Chicago


SQL Server Log file play an important role in detection and rectification of actual cause behind database corruption. When all the implemented methods failed to recover corrupted master.mdf file, I took assistance of the SQL Log Analyzer tool to View the transaction logs and it instantly helped in eliminating the issue. Thanks to Developers for building such forensic utility.

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