How to track only one column updated in SQL Server 2012? RRS feed

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  • Is there a way to only track one specific column named Newsletter (bit format) of a table only when any record in that column has been changed from False to True?

    e.g. In SQL Serer 2012, I have a table named tblSignupHistory. so i originally set the query like this:

    ALTER TABLE tblSignupHistory

    and in my stored procedure, if any data is changed, SQL Server will automatically send me an email notification.

    BUT i only want the notification email to be send only when this one specific column's value is changed from 0 to 1 (False to True). Any changes in other columns for the same table can be ignored.


    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 5:01 PM


  • You can do it inside trigger using UPDATE() function if its a single column or COLUMNS_UPDATED function if you want to track multiple columns

    In CDC you use $update_mask for that



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    • Proposed as answer by Fanny Liu Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Fanny Liu Sunday, April 20, 2014 4:52 AM
    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 5:22 PM

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