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How to detect changes on a SQL database


Can someone point me in the right direction?  I am looking for a tool that will detect changes to a SQL table.  I have a static parts number table, but would like to get notified when there is an add, change, delete to the table.

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Do you need to discover the changes instantly, or do you need to find the changes during a scheduled time period (ETL load)?


If you need to discover the changes "instantly" I would look into the functionality within SQL server itself called "Triggers".  This is a pretty big topic related to SQL server, but in my opinion is the "Best" way to handle instant events and changes on a sql server database.  


This will be "necessary" as well if you need to capture data being DELETED from tables.  If you are not dealing with deleted records there are quite a few other options, but a SQL trigger is the correct functionality that you will need; in my humble opinion.